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Quinn Cook signs with the Lakers

The point guard is bouncing from two elite teammates to two different elite teammates.

NBA: Preseason-Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Former Golden State Warriors point guard Quinn Cook is heading to the Los Angeles Lakers. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported on Saturday morning that Cook signed a two-year deal with the Lakers for $6 million.

It’s not yet known if there are any options on the contract, or if the money is fully guaranteed.

Cook was one of the first moves to be made after the wild news on Friday evening that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were joining the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Lakers had been in the running to sign Leonard, but given their financial restrictions, they hadn’t been pursuing many other free agents while they waited.

Once the Lakers had been removed from the Leonard sweepstakes, they had contracts to dole out to the remaining free agents, including Cook. The Lakers also signed Leonard’s teammate last season with the Toronto Raptors, Danny Green.

Rounding out a trio of moves for the Lakers is the re-signing of another former Warrior, JaVale McGee.

Cook spent two memorable years with the Warriors. He joined the team on a two-way contract for the 2017-18 season, and played well when Steph Curry suffered an injury.

A hit in the locker room, Cook was converted to a guaranteed contract at the end of that season. That contract ran through the 2018-19 season, where Cook again played a big role when injuries hit the team.

After two years playing alongside Curry and Kevin Durant, Cook will now team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Not bad.

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