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Report: Warriors agree to terms with Cook on two-way contract

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Report: Warriors agree to terms with Cook on two-way contract

The Warriors added a player to the mix on Tuesday morning.

Golden State agreed to terms with Quinn Cook on a two-way contract, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

Cook -- a 6'2" guard -- went undrafted in 2015 after four years at Duke.

He spent training training camp and the preseason with the Hawks, but was waived late last week.

Last year, he appeared in 14 NBA games -- five with the Mavericks and nine with the Pelicans -- and averaged 5.6 points and 1.9 assists while shooting over 42 percent from deep.

In 39 games for the Canton Charge (the Cleveland Cavaliers' affiliate), Cook averaged 26 points and 6.7 assists per contest.

He was named MVP of the G League All-Star Game.

In 2015-16, he averaged 19.6 points and 5.4 assists for the Charge and was named G League Rookie of the Year. 

What is a two-way contract? Glad you asked:

NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team.

Two-Way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players with four or fewer years of NBA service are able to sign Two-Way Contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.

Chris Boucher agreed to terms on a two-way deal with the Warriors back in late June.

The Santa Cruz Warriors open their season on Friday, Nov. 3.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Iguodala keeps cards close to vest: 'That's the only secret I'll give you'

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Iguodala keeps cards close to vest: 'That's the only secret I'll give you'

Programming note: Watch the Warriors' final preseason game tonight at 7:30pm on NBC Sports Bay Area.

The NBA season is a long grind.

And Andre Iguodala is not a fan of the league's decision to elongate the regular season by a couple of weeks.

So what does the 2015 NBA Finals MVP do to stay as fresh as possible?

"Try to read as many books as possible," Iguodala told Mark Medina on the Planet Dubs podcast. "I don't like giving people my secrets. I think that's the key too. I don't want to be on the news. I don't like doing podcasts that often. I try to be as normal as possible.

"I'm pretty disciplined on my routine actually. I have a few things I like doing. I don't really like talking about 'em. I don't know why, I'm just wired that way. But I try to do it because it's gonna benefit not just my basketball career, but my life."

Iguodala -- who entered the league as the ninth overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft -- has racked up a lot of mileage on his legs.

Over the first 10 seasons of his career, he averaged 37 minutes per game during the regular season, and 39 minutes per game (48 games) in the playoffs.

Then Steve Kerr arrived in May 2014, and Iguodala's numbers dropped to:

- 2014-15: 26.9 regular season, 30.2 playoffs
- 2015-16: 26.6 regular season, 32.0 playoffs
- 2016-17: 26.3 regular season, 26.2 playoffs 

Iguodala signed a 3-year, $48 million fully guaranteed deal in July. He will turn 34 on January 28.

"A lot that goes on that can weigh on your brain and it can shorten guys' careers," Iguodala said. "So you gotta stay sharp. That's the only secret I'll give you -- I try to read a whole lot of books.

"You know what's interesting -- I usually have no idea the title of the book I'm reading. I never know the author's name for some reason."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Curry makes light of his 'sneaker war' with Durant: 'Why so serious?!?'

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Curry makes light of his 'sneaker war' with Durant: 'Why so serious?!?'

The Warriors lost to the Timberwolves on Thursday afternoon (late Wednesday night in the Bay Area) in China.

Shortly thereafter, Steph Curry took to Instagram:

Why so serious?!? #sneakerwars

A post shared by Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on

Why does this matter?

Because in late August, Kevin Durant said some not-so-nice things about Under Armour when he was a guest on The Bill Simmons Podcast.

Durant: "Nobody wants to play in Under Armours, I'm sorry. The top kids don't, because they all play Nike."

Simmons: "Have you talked to Steph about this?"

Durant: "No, but come on man. Everybody knows that. Nobody want to say nothin."

A couple weeks later, Curry let it be known that he talked to Durant about his comments.

“This is nothing that is going to put a wrench in the locker room,” Curry told Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer. "I told him that he has a certain opinion based on his experience growing up in the Nike business. What that means when it comes to the competition among shoe brands and universities and the whole grassroots system and whatnot – he’s entitled to that opinion obviously.

"But when it comes to what I’m trying to do with Under Armour, and what the Curry brand means and what Under Armour basketball means, that statement does not ring true at all.”

The fact that Curry and Durant are joking about the "sneaker war" on social media tells you everything you need to know...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller