Cook, 28, has appeared in 188 total NBA games since making his debut in 2017, spending time with the Mavericks, Pelicans, Warriors, Lakers, and Cavaliers. He won titles with Golden State and L.A., recording career averages of 6.4 PPG, 1.7 RPG, and 1.6 APG with a .461/.408/.795 shooting line in 14.1 minutes per contest.
The Trail Blazers signed Cook to a non-guaranteed contract prior to training camp and he competed for a regular season roster spot, but lost that battle to Dennis Smith Jr. Because Portland doesn’t have its own G League team, heading to the NBAGL as an affiliate player wasn’t an option for Cook. The 6’1″ guard could’ve still signed a G League contract and entered the player pool, but he opted to go overseas instead.
Cook will join a Lokomotiv Kuban roster that features a few other players with NBA experience, including big men Alan Williams and Johnathan Motley. The team is off to a 2-2 start in the VTB United League this season and is 1-0 in EuroCup play.