We’ve known it was coming for a while now, but the Golden State Warriors finally made it official: Quinn Cook has been signed to a two-year contract. The team announced the move on Tuesday morning, just early enough to have Cook be eligible for the postseason roster.
Warriors sign guard Quinn Cook to multiyear contract pic.twitter.com/0fZ695N5zl— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 10, 2018
After failing to catch on with any team’s roster during the offseason and preseason, Cook started the year on a two-way contract with the Warriors. He was signed to be depth in the event that Stephen Curry or Shaun Livingston were to suffer an injury.
Now, as the playoffs are set to begin, Cook is an integral part of the team. He’ll be the Warriors starting point guard as the playoffs begin, and will likely stay in that role for the entirety of the first round.
Even when Curry returns from his knee injury, Cook will surely play a strong role off the bench, as he has proven himself to be a highly valuable player to the team.
The two-year contract will make Cook eligible for the playoffs, while also paying him the minimum next season. The contract is fully guaranteed.
To make room on the roster, the Warriors waived Omri Casspi.