NBA rumors: Quinn Cook agrees to sign two-year contract with Lakers


NBA rumors: Quinn Cook agrees to sign two-year contract with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers' free-agency holding pattern officially is over.

After word broke that Kawhi Leonard would be signing with the Clippers -- who also traded for Paul George -- the Lakers sprung into action to try and fill out the rest of their roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 

With a gaping hole at point guard, the Lakers agreed to a two-year deal with former Warriors point guard Quinn Cook on Saturday, Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes reported, citing league sources.

Cook was a solid member of the Warriors' bench over the past two seasons. The Duke product averaged 6.9 points per game last season in Golden State, and is a career 41.8 percent 3-point shooter, helping the Lakers fill a massive hole in their roster.

The Warriors had extended a qualifying offer to Cook before free agency began, but they rescinded it after the flurry of moves left them without a place for Cook on their roster. 

Cook wasn't the only former Warrior to join James and Davis, as center JaVale McGee reportedly agreed to return to LA on a two-year contract, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported Friday, citing sources. 

With Leonard set to be a Clipper in lieu of creating a superteam with James and Davis, the Lakers reportedly also agreed to contracts with Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. 

Leonard's decision to choose the Clippers over the Lakers has left the NBA -- and Western Conference in particular -- wide open. 

[RELATED: Clips' Kawhi-PG deal completes Pacific Division arms race]

The Warriors, who will play at least the first half of next season without Klay Thompson (torn ACL) now will have a puncher's chance to defend their Western Conference title with no dominant superteam standing in the way.

Cook was a key contributor to the Warriors' championship run last season, and he hit some massive shots for them in their NBA Finals loss to Leonard and the Raptors.

He'll now look to do the same for the Lakers.

Warriors' Draymond Green reveals desire to retire from NBA in 10 years

Warriors' Draymond Green reveals desire to retire from NBA in 10 years

For Warriors star Draymond Green, this offseason has been all about the Benjamins.

First, Green agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with Golden State, keeping the three-time All-Star from potentially entering free agency in 2020.

Then last week, one of Green’s first investments -- Smile Direct Club -- went public on the stock market and went from a $150 million valuation to a $9 billion valuation. Draymond told Forbes that his investment is now worth 40 times what it was initially.

Green was recently asked about his future plans after basketball, and the 29-year-old has no desire to slow down his money-making moves.

“Ten years from now I'd like to be retired from the NBA, engaged in a number of business ventures,” Green told Inc.com. “And well on my way to my goal of becoming a billionaire.”

Even with seven NBA seasons under his belt, Green has played an average of almost 94 games a year, including both the regular-season and postseason play. At that rate, he would end up amassing 1,593 games played for his career if he played 10 more NBA seasons, placing him second on the NBA’s all-time games played list behind Robert Parish. 

However, Green lost over 20 pounds during the 2018-19 season and took his game to a new level in the postseason, and with today’s modern technology, players are staying fresh longer than ever before. 

I mean Vince Carter is still lacing up his sneakers next to players who weren’t even born when the 42-year-old made his NBA debut.

[RELATED: Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding]

We’ll see if Green can parlay his very successful offseason into his on the court play when the Warriors open up the preseason on Oct. 5 at Chase Center against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Until then, keep cashing those checks, Dray.

Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding

Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding

Every Warriors fan has seen a Steph Curry shimmy.

When the two-time NBA MVP hits a big shot, the shimmy comes out. It's a move Warriors fans love and other teams hate. 

There's no hating on Steph's latest dance moves, though. The Warriors' star point guard was on Cloud Nine and showing off his dance moves over the weekend while younger brother Seth got married in Malibu. 

The Curry brothers took center stage during the playoffs last season when the Warriors and Trail Blazers faced off in the Western Conference finals. Seth scored 6.3 points per game off the bench and then signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Mavericks this offseason.

[RELATED: Check out Steph's $31M three-level mansion in Atherton]

The younger Curry brother married Callie Rivers, the daughter of Clippers coach Doc Rivers. There could be some real competitive H-O-R-S-E games at holidays between these families in the future.

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