Lakers Letting Go of Veteran Player: Report

Lakers Letting Go of Veteran Player: Report


Quinn Cook with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

After a very busy offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t exactly flush with cash. The team is expected to get involved in the buyout market but has to make some tough decisions. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Los Angeles has already made one.

The Lakers are waiving veteran guard Quinn Cook.

This season, Cook has only averaged 3.9 minutes a game with 2.1 points, which were both career lows. He was part of last season’s championship team but was let go in the offseason. The Lakers decided to bring him back before the season started up but he hasn’t had much of a role. With other needs more pressing, it’s not surprising the team is letting him go.

John Hollinger of The Athletic recently speculated that the Lakers could waive Cook and bring him back on a 10-day deal. As Charania pointed out, there should be interest in the veteran around the league. A return to Los Angeles seems possible but he could feasibly get a better offer and more playing time with another team. It seems that this might be the last time the Lakers have a chance to cut Cook this season.

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