Quinn Cook
Quinn Cook
27-Year-Old GuardG
Los Angeles Lakers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cook inked a two-year, $6 million deal to join the Lakers this offseason after spending the last two campaigns with the Warriors. In his second year with Golden State, Cook produced 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 14.3 minutes per contest, appearing in 74 games. Though he saw his role shrink last season, Cook put up career highs in points (17.3), rebounds (5.3) and three-pointers (2.8) per 36 minutes. The Duke product is an excellent shooter, with career marks of 48.9 FG% and 42.3 3P%. LeBron James is likely to move to point guard this season to allow Kyle Kuzma to remain in the starting lineup, which pushes Cook further down the depth chart behind James and Rajon Rondo, who showed that he can still run the offense, handing out 8.0 assists for the second straight season. Cook may present more long-term upside than Rondo, but the Lakers want to win now, and Cook will likely see a limited reserve role once again. His best chance at an expanded role is Rondo suffering an injury or being rested regularly, plus the possibility of coach Frank Vogel deciding to deploy Cook as a shooting guard on occasion. However, neither scenario may be worth the gamble, and Cook can likely be left undrafted in the majority of fantasy leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Lakers in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Quinn Alexander Cook was born in Washington, D.C., to Ted and Janet Cook. He has one older sister, Kelsey. Cook played at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. DeMatha finished as the No. 1 ranked team in the state of Maryland during Cook's junior season. Overall, the Stags had an 85-18 record during Cook's career at DeMatha. Following his junior season, Cook became the first junior in 30 years to be named the Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year. He was invited to play in the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game prior to his senior season, joining future Duke teammates Austin Rivers, Alex Murphy, and Michael Gbinije in the game. Cook transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, for his senior season, during which he led the Warriors to a 31-4 record while averaging 19.1 points, 10.9 assists and 2.5 steals per contest. Following his senior season at Oak Hill Academy, Cook was named a Second Team All-American by Maxpreps and also participated in the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game. Quinn runs youth basketball camps in the summer. Learn more about Cook by following him on Twitter @QCook323 and on Instagram @qcook323.

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Cook began his four-year career at Duke as a backup point guard and closed it with a National Championship. The 6-foot-2 guard backed up Austin Rivers and Seth Curry as a freshman and played 11.7 minutes per game, posting 4.4 points and 1.9 assists per game in a limited role. Cook moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and led the squad with 5.3 assists to go along with 11.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. He had a 14-assist game in a win over Wake Forest (despite going scoreless) and followed that game with a career-high 27 points against Clemson. In his junior season, Cook started 22 of 35 games and put up 11.6 points and 4.4 assists. He led the Blue Devils with 23 points in their first-round loss to Mercer in the NCAA Tournament. That loss fed a Duke run to the 2015 title. During his senior season, Cook averaged 15.3 points and connected on 39.5 percent of his three-point attempts. He scored 20 points in three consecutive games in February. In the Big Dance, Cook averaged 13.5 points and 4.0 rebounds. The guard also represented USA in FIBA competition in 2009 and 2010. After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Cook joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for that year's Orlando Summer League.

Starting Thursday
GLos Angeles Lakers
August 6, 2020
Cook is in the starting lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Rockets, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
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With LeBron James (groin) and Alex Caruso (neck) both out with injuries, Cook will be making his first start of the season. The former Duke standout logged 12 minutes of action in Wednesday's loss against the Thunder but could see increased minutes with the Lakers shorthanded Thursday.
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2018

In his third NBA season, Cook averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists while playing 14.3 minutes per game for Golden State. During his second campaign with the Warriors, Cook took a step back in playing time from the 22.4 minutes he was given in 2017-18. His per-36-minute averages, however, were significantly improved across most statistical categories. Cook shined when given more run, and he averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 28.4 minutes across 10 starts. Though Cook operated primarily as a reserve, he had some big moments that displayed his potential. He scored a season-high 27 points in a win over the Nets on Nov. 10 and drained at least three triples 11 times. Overall, Cook shot over 40 percent from deep for the third straight campaign. After appearing in just 47 regular-season games combined over his first two seasons, Cook's 74 games played in 2018-19 was highly encouraging. The Duke product went on to play in 17 postseason games for Golden State, averaging 11.4 minutes per contest. He posted per-game averages of 4.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in the playoffs while shooting 32.4 percent from deep. Cook scored a playoff-high 11 points while going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc against the Clippers in Game 2 of the first round.

2017

After bouncing around between clubs for two seasons, Cook was given a more steady role with the Golden State Warriors in 2017-18. He spent much of the season with Santa Cruz in the G League, where he played 29 games and averaged 25.4 points along with 8.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds per contest. Cook also averaged 2.9 three-pointers per game in the G League and shot 43.7 percent from deep. When he was finally given a chance at the NBA level, Cook held his own. He played in 33 games for the Warriors, averaging 22.4 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-2 guard posted per-game averages of 9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists with Golden State. He also made 1.4 three-pointers per game and shot a very efficient 44.2 percent from deep. Cook impressed the Warriors enough to earn a two-year contract from the team. He scored a career-high 30 points while making all five of his three-point attempts against Milwaukee on March 29. Cook got his first taste of NBA postseason action with the Warriors, playing in 17 games during the team's run to the NBA Championship. In those contests, he posted per-game averages of 4.8 points and 1.4 rebounds.

2016

Cook was not selected in the 2015 NBA Draft. Although he played six preseason games with the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to the 2015-16 campaign, he did not appear in any regular-season contests. In September of 2016 he signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans but was waived before the start of the regular season. Cook then latched on with the Canton Charge of the D-League, with whom he played 38 games. Cook impressed with Canton, posting per-game averages of 26.0 points, 6.7 assists and 2.5 three-pointers. He was also named MVP of the D-League All-Star Game after registering 18 points and 12 assists in the contest. His performance with Canton caught the eye of the Dallas Mavericks, who signed Cook to a 10-day contract in late February. In five games with Dallas, he totaled 27 points and 12 assists. However, he returned to the D-League on March 8. Soon thereafter, Cook signed on with the New Orleans Pelicans. In his seventh game with the Pelicans, he scored a career-high 22 points. Overall, Cook averaged 5.8 points and 1.6 assists with New Orleans.

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Transaction History
  • September 28, 2015
    Signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • October 24, 2015
    Waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • September 24, 2016
    Signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • October 22, 2016
    Waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • February 26, 2017
    Signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
  • March 19, 2017
    Signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • March 29, 2017
    Signed a second 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • April 8, 2017
    Signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • July 25, 2017
    Waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • September 5, 2017
    Signed a two-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
  • October 14, 2017
    Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.
  • October 17, 2017
    Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors.
  • April 10, 2018
    Signed a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
  • July 6, 2019
    Signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
From the beginning of last season through February, Cook only garnered spot run, playing mostly in the G-League. He was dominating for the Santa Cruz Warriors, averaging 25.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while making 2.9 threes at a 43.7 percent clip. However, Cook was called up to the NBA when Steph Curry missed extended time due to an ankle injury. He stepped up to the plate, averaging 13.6 points and 3.6 assists across 30.9 minutes during the final 20 games of the regular season, including four 20-point games and a 30-point outing. Cook also continued his marksmanship, drilling 1.9 threes per tilt at 44.2 percent. This season, he'll presumably continue seeing backup run behind Curry, though may not be able to hit the 22.3 minutes he averaged on the season considering the presence of Shaun Livingston. As a result, he can probably be avoided in most standard drafts, though may be someone to keep an eye on in keeper and dynasty formats.
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Scores 12 off bench
GLos Angeles Lakers
July 27, 2020
Cook went for 12 points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-4 FT) in Monday's scrimmage against Washington.
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Plays garbage time
GLos Angeles Lakers
February 5, 2020
Cook logged four minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 129-102 win over the Spurs, contributing zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound.
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Drops season-high 22 points
GLos Angeles Lakers
January 16, 2020
Cook managed 22 points (9-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 119-118 loss to the Magic.
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Only three minutes in blowout
GLos Angeles Lakers
January 11, 2020
Cook tallied just six points in three minutes during Friday's 129-114 victory over Dallas.
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Barely coming off bench
GLos Angeles Lakers
January 2, 2020
Cook has gathered eight DNP designations over the Lakers' last 10 games.
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