Just a few days ago it was reported that veteran point guard Quinn Cook would be working out for the Golden State Warriors. It made sense, as Cook had spent two years with the Dubs, is familiar with the system, is very well respected within the organization, and has a lot of fans in the locker room and front office.
But it won’t be happening, at least not now. According to a report from Shams Charania, Cook has signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead of trying to earn a role backing up superstar point guard Steph Curry, he’ll try and earn a role backing up superstar point guard Damian Lillard.
Free agent guard Quinn Cook is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 21, 2021
Even if Cook earned a camp deal with the Warriors, he seemed like a long shot to make the roster. The Dubs have just one roster spot available, with Mychal Mulder and Gary Payton II considered the favorites to fight over it. Cook is neither the offensive player that Mulder is, nor the defensive player that Payton is, so he was at a disadvantage from the start.
Hopefully he makes Portland’s roster, and the Warriors can play against him a few times this year.