Wed, 20 Jan 2021

Lakers place G Cook on waivers

Field Level Media
20 Nov 2020, 07:40 GMT+10

The world champion Los Angeles Lakers continue to rework their roster for the rapidly approaching 2020-21 season.

The Lakers placed guard Quinn Cook on waivers on Thursday.

Cook, 27, appeared in 44 games (one start) with Los Angeles last season and averaged 5.1 points in 11.5 minutes per game. He played in six playoff games for the Lakers, averaging 2.2 points per appearance.

Undrafted out of Duke in 2015, Cook has played in 165 regular season games (29 starts) in a four-year NBA career including short stints with the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans, a two-year stop with the Golden State Warriors and last year with the Lakers.

Cook, who also won a championship with Golden State in 2018, has averaged 6.8 points per game over his NBA career and is a 40.7 percent career 3-point shooter.

Cook's departure is the latest in a busy stretch of offseason moves and considerations for the Lakers, who have seen standouts Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all elect to go with free agency instead of picking up player options on their contracts.

Los Angeles has also reportedly dealt starting guard Danny Green, plus a draft pick, to the Oklahoma City Thunder in order to bring Dennis Schroder to L.A.

--Field Level Media

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