Lakers news: Quinn Cook says he wants to play at least 12 years in the NBA
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Lakers’ Quinn Cook says he wants to play at least 12 years in the NBA

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook admitted that he wants to play at least 12 seasons in the NBA. Cook, who will be playing in his fourth season in the league, told Alex Kennedy of Hoopshype that it has been his goal since he earned the opportunity to play in the NBA.

“I just always told myself that I wanted to play 12 years or more,” Cook said. “If I could play even longer, I would. But I don’t know, that’s just always been my goal. I want to play at least 12 years in the NBA.”

The 26-year-old guard admitted that his desire to remain in the league at least in the next nine years made him decide to join the Lakers this summer. He inked a two-year, $6 million deal with Los Angeles because he wanted to play for a championship contender.

Cook also added that his goal is to get experience playing with veterans to keep learning. He said that the Lakers “presented the perfect situation” for him. He will get the opportunity to provide spark off the bench, which is similar to his role with the Golden State Warriors. He will also get a chance to learn from LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Cook played 74 games in Golden State last season, where he averaged 6.9 points on top of 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.3 minutes per game.