The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly decided to waive Quinn Cook. The news was broken by The Athletic’s Shams Charania. There are multiple teams that should be interested in acquiring Cook once it becomes official. The Lakers were the second title team that Cook played for. Of course, his first ring came during his stint with the Golden State Warriors.
The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving guard Quinn Cook, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Teams are expected to express interest in Cook, who has served as a reliable guard and locker room voice for two title teams in LA and Golden State.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2021
The Lakers reportedly value Cook, but due to cap issues, they are finding out ways to be more flexible. Their main focus will be on buying out a player. Cook has career averages of 6.4 points and 1.6 assists per game. This season his production was down and his minutes down with it. Last season he averaged 11.5 minutes a game for the Lakers. In 16 games played this season he was averaging just 3.9 minutes a game. Cook should find a destination on a team where he can be a positive influence in the locker room and provide some shooting if needed off the bench.
Teams have been gearing up for the coming All-Star break and trade deadline. There should be more moves made, although maybe not any blockbuster moves. The NBA has been somewhat of a wild west since Kevin Durant left Golden State. Only time will tell what kind of other moves will be made by contenders and lottery teams alike. The Timberwolves made a move on a new head coach that has some scratching their heads. While teams like the Lakers look to grab that last piece they need for a successful post-season run.