SEPTEMBER 7TH, 4:23pm: The Cavs are expected to sign Cook for camp, but they’ve yet to finalize a deal, tweets Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.
11:35am: Cook hasn’t agreed to any deal yet, though the idea of joining the Cavs isn’t off the table, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders (Twitter links). Cleveland has made an offer, but he’s considering it along with offers from others, Kyler also tweets.
AUGUST 18TH, 10:03am: The Cavaliers have agreed to sign undrafted point guard Quinn Cook to a non-guaranteed deal for training camp, reports Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com. He joins Jared Cunningham among those who’ll reportedly join the Cavs for camp, and Cleveland is also apparently likely to sign draft-and-stash center Sasha Kaun. The formal addition of all three would bring the Cavs roster to 14 players, not including Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith, who linger in free agency.
Cook was a mainstay over four years at Duke and flourished as a senior, averaging 15.3 points, 2.6 assists and 1.2 turnovers in 35.8 minutes per game. He played off the ball this past season next to Tyus Jones, who was this year’s 24th overall pick even though he saw fewer minutes per contest than the undrafted Cook. The seemingly superior upside of Jones, who was a freshman in 2014/15, carries appeal, though Cook is still only 22 years old.
The Jim Tanner client split summer league between the Thunder and the Cavs, averaging 7.9 PPG, 3.3 APG and 1.8 TOPG in 18.5 MPG across nine appearances overall. Cook told Zach Links of Hoops Rumors prior to the draft that he was working to become a better finisher, defender, and shooter off the dribble.