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Lakers Waive Quinn Cook

He won’t be unemployed for long

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers
 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Quinn Cook #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on February 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. 
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The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to part ways with former Duke star Quinn Cook, basically as a way to clear cap space.

It’s not that Cook wasn’t appreciated - he’s always appreciated because he’s all about winning and a great addition to any locker room.

When he was with the Golden State Warriors, the team openly pulled for him to make good, with coach Steve Kerr memorably hugging him and telling him he had made it after the Warriors won their most recent NBA championship.

He won a ring with the Lakers too, just as he did in 2015 as a key driver behind Duke’s 2015 NCAA championship.

He won’t be unemployed for long. The NBA is supposed to be moving towards positionless basketball but everyone still wants point guards, leaders, and guys who are good influences on the team. Cook’s teams tend to succeed, and that’s not a coincidence.