The Golden State Warriors retooling effort continues in full force today, as they have rescinded Quinn Cook’s qualifying offer. He will now be an unrestricted free agent and can be picked up by any team.
Pulling the Quinn Cook $1.9M QO was a necessity because of the $138.9M tax apron. Even with Shaun Livingston off the roster, GSW is restricted to signing only both second-round picks and one minimum contract. With 14 players under contract, GSW would be $215K below the apron.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 3, 2019
The former Duke product was a feel good story; an underdog who dominated the G-League and played his way onto a dynasty’s roster. He won a title with the team in 2018, and last year appeared in 74 games for the Warriors, starting 10 of them. He averaged 6.9 PPG on 40% shooting from beyond the arc.
In the Finals he unfortunately couldn’t find that level of consistency, which was especially tough at a time when the Warriors needed extra shooting badly with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson injured. He only made 5-of-16 triples in the six game series and suffered on the defensive end from the Raptors downhill attack.
But he fought till the very last second, giving his all for the Golden Empire. He even created a pretty neat Finals moment when he drilled a shot directly in front of Drake and then chest bumped Steph Curry, who was waiting to check in at the scorers table.
He was a consummate professional, always ready to step in and work, and an excellent bench cheerleader. The cameras always caught him exhorting, dapping, or joking with a teammate, and the team rooted for his success.
He will be missed! Go get paid, Quinn!