Cook, currently with the team on a two-way contract that allows him to be called up by the Warriors until the end of the regular season, has performed beyond expectations in the absence of guard Stephen Curry's absence due to ankle and knee injuries. With Curry set to miss the beginning of the NBA postseason, Cook would need to be converted to a rest-of-season deal or come to an agreement on a new, multi-year deal with the Warriors in order to be playoff eligible. It appears that the Warriors are going to reward him for his patience and spectacular pay with a long-term deal to remain in the Bay.
Cook is among a handful of players who have performed well for NBA teams under two-way contracts. The Phoenix Suns agreed to a two-year deal with Mike James before he was cut a few weeks later. The LA Clippers have a pair of players in Tyrone Wallace as well as C.J. Williams who have essentially saved their season riddled with injuries and kept them in playoff contention.
In his last 11 games with the injury-hit Warriors, 10 of which have been starts, Cook has been playing out of his mind averaging 18 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.0 steal, and 2.5 three-pointers per game on 54.2 percent shooting from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc. The streak includes a career-high 30 point game against the Milwaukee Bucks in which he shot 12-15 from the field and 5-5 from beyond the arc.
The Warriors will take on the Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, and Utah Jazz to close out the season, where Cook will have a chance to continue his solid play for the defending NBA Champions.