Lakers Re-Sign Quinn Cook

The Lakers have re-signed guard Quinn Cook after waiving him last month, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

Cook received a $1MM partial guarantee on his original $3MM contract before he was waived, a move which created more cap room for the Lakers to sign free agents. He didn’t get claimed and ultimately decided to return to the defending champions.

Cook will receive the veteran’s minimum with an additional cap hit of $1.6MM, Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report tweets. He’ll get a salary of $1,737,145, which added to the previous guarantee is nearly as much as he would have received without going on waivers.

Cook, who signed with Los Angeles as a free agent during the 2019 offseason after two years in Golden State, didn’t have a major role for the Lakers last season. He averaged 5.1 PPG, 1.2 RPG, and 1.1 APG in 44 regular season games (11.5 MPG) and then logged only 24 total minutes during the team’s postseason run.

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17 thoughts on “Lakers Re-Sign Quinn Cook

  1. The Human Rain Delay

    Surprised it wasnt a b/u traditional center –

    Pretty thin if Gasol were to go down up front

  2. LA Ballez

    The guy will make $5.7 million in 2 yrs. and probably win 2 championships.
    I’ll trade places w/ that suck ass!
    I would have like them to sign Dedmon instead. They need a big bruiser to go up against certain centers.

    • KnickerbockerAl

      They should I’d signed Dedmond. There’s a few teams who should sign him. Can’t go wrong for minimum. Solid backup C.

    • The Human Rain Delay

      Agreed, I guess they figure they can float the first 37 games a little lite –

      Morris importance gets little bigger early

      I expect some insurance at the buy-out tho here for the stretch

    • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

      That’s about all they will be able to sign with LeBron on the payroll until 2023 when he will be 38 in his final year with the team. AD won’t be able to use his ETO until a year later when the Lakers will be in full re-build mode in 2024, just like OKC is right now.

      • 22Leo

        And you will still be in full crying mode over Harden being nowhere near a ring. On the bright side, you must be used to it by now. Who is shining up a ring right now? Oh yeah…the Lakers. Who did they demolish in the playoffs en route to that ring? Oh, yeah…the Rockets.

        • 22Leo

          3-1, kid…3-1. Tums is good for indigestion. You may need something stronger, but Tums is a start…

    • 22Leo

      I think it was more like “you’re still here? Alright get over here you little rascal. Get me some coffee on the way…”

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    Guaranteed championship. Giannis is coming for sure now…. Lakers Clippers gm soon. Should be fun

  4. AGAVE

    Strange. I agree with earlier comment as to where did he fit in last year. However, he may get more playing time now. Like Kuz, QC needs to find his shot and sustain that rythym. Where QC is later in this upcoming season shall be TBD. My focus is now on Montrezl!

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