Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook revamped his diet this summer, abstained from three things


Quinn Cook revamped his diet this summer, abstained from three things

In the summer of 2017, Kevon Looney lost 30 pounds.

"I had to change my diet. Andre (Iguodala) was in my ear for two years about it. I finally listened to him and it paid off," Looney said back in March on the Warriors Plus/Minus Podcast.

It appears that Iguodala had an impact on another young Warriors player this summer.

[REWIND: The Warriors Outsiders Podcast with Quinn Cook]

Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group recently wrote a profile on Quinn Cook, and here's an excerpt:

Although he reported having similar body weight between the end of last season (186 pounds) and entering the 2018-19 campaign (188 pounds), Cook reported feeling “stronger and faster” because of a revamped diet.

After consulting with the Warriors’ training staff and trusted veteran Andre Iguodala, Cook has abstained from all meats, fried foods and sugar in favor of fish, vegetables and lots of water. He shared he has only six percent body fat and “a lot bigger tone.” 

First of all -- six percent body fat is... incredible.

Secondly -- giving up all meats, fried food and sugar sounds... awful.

But I suppose I would make some sacrifices if it meant having a career in the NBA...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Quinn Cook: Warriors training camp player profile

Quinn Cook: Warriors training camp player profile

The Bulls did it twice, with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way. The Lakers accomplished it once, behind Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. In the 42 seasons since the NBA-ABA merger, those are the only franchises to win three consecutive NBA Finals.

When the Warriors come together for training camp on Sept. 25, their goal is to become the third.

NBC Sports Bay Area takes a look at those players with guaranteed roster spots.

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Player: Quinn Cook

Position: Point guard

College: Duke

Height/weight: 6-1, 180

Age: 25

Salary: $1.54M (second year of a two-year contract at 1.56M per Spotrac)

2017-18 in review: Cook spent most of last season with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors, where he was terrific. He became the league’s first player to shoot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point distance and 90 percent from the line. That, along with solid play during absences of Stephen Curry, was enough to convince the Warriors last April to upgrade his contract status from two-way to a standard NBA deal.

Key stats: 33 games (18 starts), 9.5 points per game (48.4 percent FG, 44.2 percent 3p), 2.7 assists.

Season highs: Points (30), 3-pointers (five), assists (eight), steals (three, twice), minutes (40).

2018-19 outlook: Entrenched as the team’s third-string point guard, behind veterans Curry and Shaun Livingston, Cook’s deep shooting provides a needed dimension for a team that struggles to get consistent scoring from its bench. His ability to play off the ball allows him to team with play Livingston, who uses his height (6-7) and interior shooting to his best advantage. The Warriors won’t ask a lot of Cook, unless injuries come into play. He will be a restricted free agent in July.

Quinn Cook surprises mom with brand new car


Quinn Cook surprises mom with brand new car

Quinn Cook went undrafted in 2015 after spending four seasons at Duke. He finally signed his first guaranteed NBA contract with the Warriors on April 8, 2018. 

That contract changed his life. And now, Cook is giving back the best way he can, starting with his mother. 

Cook was back at his hometown in Maryland over the weekend and had a special present for his mother, surprising her with a brand new Range Rover. 

"You deserve it," Cook repeatedly told his mother. 

Cook is signed to a two-year deal with the Warriors worth $1,599,783. In 33 games with the Warriors, 18 starts, Cook averaged 9.5 points and 2.7 assists per game.