Cook agreed Saturday with the Lakers on a two-year, $6 million contract, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Cook became an unrestricted free agent after Golden State rescinded their qualifying offer Wednesday. The 26-year-old was a key reserve in 2018-19, appearing in 74 contests and averaging 6.9 points, 2. rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.3 minutes. On a Lakers squad lacking in quality depth at point guard, Cook should have a strong opportunity to see the largest share of playing time of his career.
The Warriors rescinded Cook's qualifying offer Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
Golden State will no longer retain the right to match any offer sheet Cook might sign with any of the league's other 29 teams, eliminating a potential obstacle in the 26-year-old's efforts to secure a new contract. The point guard proved valuable in a bench role for Golden State the past two seasons and suited up in 74 contests in 2018-19, averaging 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 three-pointers in 14.3 minutes per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from distance. He shouldn't have a trouble catching on as a backup guard elsewhere.
Cook is set to become a restricted free agent after the Warriors extended a qualifying offer Saturday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Cook played in 74 games for the Warriors last season, including 10 starts, and provided 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists across 14.3 minutes per game. With lots of uncertainty surrounding its roster heading into the 2019-20 season, it looks like Golden State would prefer to keep him around if they can.
Cook will get the start for the season finale Wednesday against Memphis, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Cook will start in place of Stephen Curry (ankle), who's out with a minor ankle injury. In nine previous starts this year, Cook's averaging 11.9 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 28.5 minutes.
Cook totaled 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three assists, and two rebounds in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 win over the Pelicans.
Cook stepped up with Stephen Curry (ankle) exiting after just nine minutes of action and reached double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game (and fifth in the last six). With there being a good chance that Curry is held out of Wednesday's regular season finale versus the Grizzlies, Cook could be in line to draw the spot start at point guard.
Cook poured in 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt) and added one rebound, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes in the Warriors' 108-90 win over the Lakers on Thursday.
Cook saw some extra run in the blowout victory, and he easily outpaced the man he backs up, Stephen Curry, in scoring on the night. It was Cook's second offensive surge in the last three games, as he'd also put up 21 points in a 47-point victory over the Hornets last Sunday. Despite occasional spikes such as those, Cook's minutes typically remain in the teens under normal game scripts, although he could potentially see a start over the last four contests of the season if the Warriors finalize their playoff positioning prior to the final game of the campaign.
Cook totaled 21 points (8-13 FG, 5-6 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 23 minutes during Sunday's 137-90 victory over Charlotte.
Cook, along with a number of other bench players, saw an increased role Sunday with the game well and truly over by halftime. The five triples were a season-high and the 21 points were the most he has scored since mid-November. This was merely an outlier and as long as Steph Curry is healthy, Cook is going to struggle to have value outside of the deepest of formats.
Cook totaled seven points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt), seven assists and six rebounds across 27 minutes in the Warriors' 126-91 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday.
Cook drew the start for Stephen Curry (rest), but he scuffled with his shot on the way to an underwhelming performance. The third-year guard's minutes remain in the teens or single digits in his bench role, so he retains minimal value in even the deepest of formats heading into the fantasy postseason.
Cook will start Saturday against the Mavericks, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
As expected, with Stephen Curry out for rest, Cook will start. Across eight previous starts this season, Cook has averaged 12.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 28.9 minutes.
Cook contributed seven points (3-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and one rebound in 13 minutes during Wednesday's 106-104 win over the Rockets.
Cook has earned double-digit minutes in four of nine tilts since the All-Star break, but the last time he reached double figures in scoring was back on Jan. 15. Moreover, he doesn't add much in the other categories, which limits his value to the very deepest formats.
Cook totaled just two points and two rebounds in nine minutes during Friday's 117-107 victory over the Suns.
Cook barely saw the floor once again Friday, continuing in his struggles to get on the court. Cook has demonstrated the ability to put up standard-league numbers but with Steph Curry fully healthy, Cook is merely a bench warmer with no value.
Cook did not see the court during Saturday's 115-111 win over the Celtics.
Cook hasn't cracked the rotation in consecutive contests. With so many capable ball-handlers on the roster, he's only been earning extended minutes during blowouts lately. Otherwise, Cook has played sparingly, and in the last two games, not at all.
Cook went for 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five rebounds and four assists across 20 minutes in the Warriors' 146-109 win over the Bulls on Friday.
Cook saw a bit of extra playing time with the game well in hand by halftime, and he made good use of the opportunity. The 25-year-old's minutes were at their highest point since Nov. 26, which led to his best scoring tally since Nov. 23 versus the Blazers. Cook's role unsurprisingly remains modest while Stephen Curry is healthy, but he's capable of lines like Friday's when he sees a bit of extra run due to blowout scenarios.
Cook compiled 13 points (6-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and two rebounds across 13 minutes in the Warriors' 113-93 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.
With Stephen Curry going just 3-for-12 from the field and coach Steve Kerr pulling his starters in the latter stages of the second half, Cook was able to log some playing time after not seeing the floor in the prior two contests. The third-year guard has slipped back into a bench role since Curry's return from a groin injury Dec. 1, leading to a significant decrease in the fantasy value he'd built up during his stretch of starts in the latter's stead.
Cook will come off the bench Saturday against the Pistons in Steph Curry's return, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
As expected, with Curry returning from injury, Cook will resume his usual role off the bench. As a reserve this season, Cook has averaged 8.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15.4 minutes.
Cook registered eight points (3-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 32 minutes in the Warriors' 116-110 win over the Magic on Monday.
Cook was able to check off every box on the stat sheet, but inefficient shooting prevented his night from being much bigger. The third-year guard has now scored in single digits in three of the past four games, and he's made just five of his 21 attempts over the last pair of contests. Irrespective of any shooting struggles, Cook remains aggressive, as he's put up between four and eight tries from three-point range in each of his last eight outings.
Cook tallied seven points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), six assists, five rebounds and one steal across 33 minutes in the Warriors' 123-95 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.
The young point guard wasn't sharp from the field, which led to a scoring downturn after he'd posted double-digit point tallies in the prior four games. Despite the reduced production Wednesday, Cook has been solid in Stephen Curry's (groin) stead, and he continues to naturally enjoy enhanced fantasy value as long as the latter is sidelined. Even with Wednesday's sub-40 percent effort from the field, Cook is still draining an impressive 54.2 percent of his attempts in nine November contests.
Cook provided 16 points (7-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal across 29 minutes Sunday in the Warriors' 104-92 loss to the Spurs.
Cook has split time between the starting five and the bench during Stephen Curry's (groin) ongoing six-game absence and has generally been effective in either capacity, averaging 15.7 points (on 54.9 percent shooting), 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 three-pointers in 26.8 minutes per contest during that stretch. He's worked with the second unit for each of the past three games, so it appears that's where Cook will settle for now while Andre Iguodala fills in as the starting point guard. The bench role might actually be a more ideal arrangement for fantasy purposes while Curry is out, as Cook can more frequently act as a primary scoring option rather than having to defer to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson more frequently as a member of the starting five. Regardless of how coach Steve Kerr elects to deploy his lineups for the foreseeable future, Cook should be worth rostering in most formats so long as he regularly sees around 25-to-30 minutes while Curry is out.
Cook netted 18 points (8-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt), six assists and four rebounds across 34 minutes in the Warriors' 110-103 win over the Hawks on Tuesday.
After a lackluster seven-point showing in Monday's overtime loss to the Clippers, Cook bounced back to post his fourth double-digit scoring effort of the last five games. The 25-year-old bumped up his offensive involvement considerably after taking only seven shot attempts versus Los Angeles, as the 18 tries he put up Tuesday qualified as a season high. Cook's starting tenure will naturally come to an end once Stephen Curry (groin) returns, but he's certainly providing plenty of short-term value in both season-long and daily formats at the moment.
Cook tallied 27 points (11-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 29 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 victory over Brooklyn.
Cook started for the injured Stephen Curry (groin) and went off for a season-high 27 points including three triples. Cook has shown before that he is fully capable of stepping into Curry's shoes when needed and this occasion proved no different. If Curry is forced to miss additional time, Cook becomes a must roster player in all leagues.
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