Wayne Selden’s 10-day contract expired after Friday night’s win over the Houston Rockets, freeing up yet another spot in the 15-man roster. Selden was almost immediately signed by the Memphis Grizzlies after his deal expired.
Cook’s addition would put the roster at 13, as the team looks for backcourt depth desperately after trading most of it away in the deal for DeMarcus Cousins.
Cook was the D-League’s leading scorer with 26 points per game this season, along with 6.7 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-2 Duke standout led the Canton Charge to a 27-18 record, good for third in the Eastern Conference.
A reliable three-point shooter at 38.2 percent and an excellent free-throw shooter with 86.3 percent this season, Cook will bring a much needed presence from beyond the arc while looking to set up his teammates.
The Pelicans are forced to make some last-minute additions as they fight for their playoff chances Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. A win this weekend could signify the team leapfrogging the Wolves for 11th place in the West and put them within five games of the eighth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers.