Quinn Cook believes championship experience is a ‘big reason’ why Lakers wanted him
Quinn Cook strongly believes that his championship experience earned him a spot on the stacked roster of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Cook inked a two-year deal worth $6 million with the Lakers this summer after spending the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors. During his two-year stint with the Dubs, the 26-year-old guard played in the NBA Finals and won one title. In an interview with Alex Kennedy of Hoopshype, Cook thinks that his championship experience is one of the main reasons why the Lakers wanted him.
The three-year veteran was tasked to provide a scoring punch off the bench in the last two NBA Finals. Against the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 Finals, he made big shots for the Warriors, particularly in Games 2 and 3 of the series. In six games, he posted 4.8 points in 14.8 minutes per contest.
“I think that’s a big reason why they wanted me to come here, just the fact that I’ve been on a championship team,” Cook said. “I contributed on a championship team, playing well at key moments in the Finals and in big playoff moments and things like that.”
“I think that’s a big reason why they wanted me. And that is a big reason why I wanted to come here too. With my experiences over the last two years.”
Cook added that his championship experience was also the one of the reasons why he opted to join the Lakers, pointing out that he wanted to continue playing for a championship contender. The Purple and Gold are one of the favorites to win the title in 2019-20 after making a major roster shakeup this offseason.