When Golden State waived Omri Casspi on Saturday, it was to create a roster space so the team could lock up point guard Quinn Cook for the playoffs. With Stephen Curry sidelined for the first round (at least) with an MCL sprain, the team needs the depth in the backcourt, and Cook has been starting for the team.
The Warriors and Cook have reached a deal and it will become official in the coming days, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
The Golden State Warriors and guard Quinn Cook have agreed on a multiyear deal, which Cook is expected to sign by Tuesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports…. The Warriors plan to wait until their final regular-season game to sign Cook to a two-year deal, league sources said.
While it’s not official, the second year of that contract is not going to be fully guaranteed.
A lot will be asked of Cook in the postseason, where he will start for a Warriors team and will get tested in the first round (particularly depending upon the matchup). Cook will start until Curry returns, and could see minutes after that depending upon the matchup.