Warriors

Cook reacts to potentially re-joining Dubs as free agent

Warriors

Quinn Cook is set to be one of a handful of former Warriors looking for a new home.

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly will waive the guard, meaning Cook is set to join former teammates Damian Jones and DeMarcus Cousins on the open market. Jordan Bell and Jacob Evans, meanwhile, are playing with the Eerie BayHawks and Santa Cruz Warriors, respectively, in the G League bubble.

That makes five players who were on Golden State's last NBA Finals team who can sign with any NBA team, and NBC Sports Bay Area posted on Twitter and Instagram asking Warriors fans which player they'd like to see return.

Cook commented on the Instagram post, indicating he had his "eyes" on the possibility with a pair of emojis.

Quinn Cook reacts to possibility of re-joining Warriors
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Quinn Cook reacts to possibility of re-joining Warriors

In parts of two seasons with the Warriors, Cook gave Golden State some much-needed shooting off the bench. A career 40.7 percent 3-point shooter, Cook was little-used over the last two seasons with the Lakers. He won his second NBA championship last fall in LA's six-game NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat.

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A reunion with Cook would require the Warriors to clear a roster spot. With Brad Wanamaker, Damion Lee and Nico Mannion (when he returns from the bubble) all on the roster as reserve guards, Golden State seems to have a pretty crowded backcourt. The organization remains committed to 2019 pick Alen Smailagic, too, so it's unclear which player the Warriors would waive to bring back Cook if they were interested.

 

Still, the Warriors have brought back former players often, from Andrew Bogut during the 2018-19 season to Kent Bazemore ahead of this one. Cook, at the very least, seems open to the possibility.

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