The New Orleans Pelicans have expressed an interest in point guard Quinn Cook of the Canton Charge and could sign him to a 10-day contract as early as this week, Western Conference sources told Amico Hoops.
Cook is in his second year with the Charge. He is the reigning D-League Rookie of the Year and was selected MVP of the league’s All-Star Game over the weekend.
He had previously drawn interest from the Dallas Mavericks — but they opted to sign point guard Yogi Ferrell instead.
The Pelicans agreed to a trade for Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday, according to multiple reports. They are said to be sending guard Buddy Hield and swingman Tyreke Evans to Sacramento as part of the deal, creating a need for a ball-handler such as Cook.
The Charge are the D-League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the defending NBA champions are said not to be interested in Cook at this time.
Cook is 6-foot-2 and went undrafted out of Duke. He is averaging 26 points and 6.8 assists for the Charge.
He attended training camp with the Pelicans but was cut prior to the season.