LeBron James chimes in on Lakers possibly bringing back Quinn Cook
The Los Angeles Lakers recently made the tough decision to waive the services of 6-foot-1 point guard Quinn Cook. Lakers superstar LeBron James weighed in on this recent development, and according to the four-time MVP, he believes that Cook deserves another chance with the Lakers.
James complimented Cook’s outlook towards the game, and pretty much campaigned for the Lakers to consider bringing back the 27-year-old to the team (h/t Hoop Central on Twitter):
LeBron on the possibility of Quinn Cook rejoining the Lakers;
"Quinn, he's a pro, he's definitely going to get a look…Hopefully back with us…Hopefully we may bring him back."
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 2, 2020
Cook signed with the Lakers as a free agent prior to the start of the 2019-20 season. In his single season with L.A., he averaged 5.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 11.5 minutes per contest. He was not exactly a star player on the squad, but there’s also no denying that he provided some quality minutes for the Lakers as part of the second unit.
Prior to joining the Purple & Gold last summer, Cook spent two years with the Golden State Warriors, where he won a championship in 2018. Incidentally, it was against LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cook won a chip again with the Lakers last season, making the former Duke standout a two-time NBA champ.
As LeBron expressed above, Cook is a true professional. He knows his role on the squad, and he does his job well. Cook likely won’t have a shortage of suitors in the offseason, with his championship experience forming a key part in his résumé. For his part, James is hoping that the Lakers reconsider, and try and bring back Cook for the upcoming season.