Cooke did not play in Thursday's contest against the Blue due to an injured thigh.
It's unclear when Cooke exactly suffered the injury given the guard had played in the team's previous five games, but he'll have an opportunity to take the court Saturday against the Memphis Hustle.
Cooke was waived by the Heat on Thursday.
Cooke was only on the roster for a handful of days, as the the Heat were likely just trying to secure his G-League rights. Unless Cooke fields interest elsewhere in the NBA or receives a lucrative contract offer overseas, look for him start the 2018-19 campaign in the G-League with the Heat affiliate.
Cooke joins DeAndre Liggins as recent signings by the organization, while Marcus Lee and Malik Newman were waived in the corresponding moves. Despite the new contract, Cooke will likely have a tough time making the final roster and could start the year in the G-League or overseas. Cook spent last season on a two-way deal with the Pelicans and appeared in just 13 total NBA games.
Cooke didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Pelicans and will now become an unrestricted free agent, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Cooke was signed to a two-way contract last season, ultimately seeing action in just 14 games with the Pelicans. Instead, Cooke spent most of his time with the G-League's Salt Lake City Stars, where he played in 25 games and averaged 12.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals across 25.3 minutes. The 23-year-old should be able to score a training camp invite elsewhere, though there's a decent chance he starts the upcoming campaign in the G-League once again.
Cooke did not score (0-1 FG) during Friday's 122-103 win over the Suns.
Cooke has not scored since recording four points way back on Dec. 19. The rookie out of Dayton is averaging a mere 0.5 points across 12 games played this season.
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