Free agent point guard Cook agrees to deal with Lakers

Quinn Cook is signing a two-year pact with the Lakers.

In the wake of Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers are making a necessary pivot and going other directions in an attempt to fill out their roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

After Leonard shocked the basketball world overnight Friday into Saturday by not only committing to the Clippers but also getting the Clippers to swing a monster deal for Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers added Danny Green on a two-year pact and are bringing back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee.

The Lakers have also reached a two-year, $6 million deal with free-agent guard Quinn Cook, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Cook, averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.3 minutes in 74 games (10 starts) for the Golden State Warriors last season, shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 40.5 percent from deep and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Undrafted out of Duke, Cook carries career averages of 7.4 points, 2.0 boards and 1.9 dimes in 16.4 minutes in 121 games (28 starts), along with a shooting line of47.4/41.8/78.6.

Before joining the Warriors for the 2017-18 season, with whom he won an NBA championship ring, Cook appeared in 14 combined games for the Dallas Mavericks (5 games) and the New Orleans Pelicans (9 games) in the 2016-17 season.

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