The Warriors know an intriguing young talent when they see one.
Golden State has been mired by injuries this season, specifically at the guard position with frequent ailments for Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. In the absence of their sharp-shooters, the Dubs have needed to rely on unlikely talents to keep their stranglehold on the No. 2 spot in the West.
That's where Quinn Cook comes in. The former Duke star turned NBA journeyman now has a long-term home with the world champs.
Sources: The Warriors and guard Quinn Cook have agreed on a multiyear deal that Cook is expected to sign by Tuesday. Golden State released Omri Casspi on Saturday to create roster space.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 8, 2018
Golden State cut offseason acquisition Omri Casspi to make room for Cook's contract, with the finalized version expected to be revealed by Tuesday.
In his fourth NBA season, Cook has seen his minutes played and points averages receive a heavy increase. Cook's averaging nearly ten points per game as well as three assists per contest. Those numbers are even more impressive considering Cook spent most the season on the bench.
After frequent G-League success, Cook will be a prominently-featured player on the Warriors playoff roster.
Quinn Cook has become the first player in G-League history to shoot at least 5⃣0⃣ percent from the field, 4⃣0⃣ percent from 👌 and 9⃣0⃣ percent from the free throw line https://t.co/zMNEMlX5Yf— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 3, 2018
Cook has aid his dues, receiving praise from all around the league including LeBron James. We're happy to see that hard work pay off.