Quinn Cook’s time with the Warriors, while abbreviated, is not likely to go unappreciated. Cook played two seasons with the Warriors after his two-way contract was converted to a full contract for that season and the following one midway through the 2017-18 season. It was a Stephen Curry ankle injury which gave Cook a chance to flourish, showing his value as an NBA player.
Over the last 15 games of the 2017-18 season, Cook started 14 of them, averaging 16.9 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting an astounding 51.8 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range.
Now, Cook has signed a two-year, $6 million offer to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, a team that, while disastrous last season, has now acquired Anthony Davis. The Lakers are set to battle their building-sharing rivals, the Clippers, for dominance in the Western Conference, after the Clippers acquired both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Cook wrote a thank you to Warriors fans on his Instagram, signing off as he does on all his posts, in honor of his late father, Ted Cook:
Thank you Dub Nation for the last two seasons that I will never forget! You’ve helped me grow in so many ways and for that I will always be thankful. RiP DAD!
In the comments, of course, was Klay Thompson, who responded with his own thank you to Cook, writing, “Gonna miss going to battle with u bro one of the best teammates and highest character guys I ever been around Lakeshow got a real one!!”