The Los Angeles Lakers brought back Quinn Cook. His signing helps fill the need for a backup ball-handler.
The Los Angeles Lakers sit 17 days out from the start of the regular season. They had two open roster spots and have just filled one of the two. As the team announced they would be bringing back Quinn Cook after releasing him last month.
The signing is a low-risk one and not a lot attached to it. His role will be similar to what it was last year. There will be many nights that he doesn’t play and also nights he could get extended run with guys out.
What the signing does is help the Lakers get a backup ball-handler at the point guard position. The team really only has Dennis Schröder at that position and then also LeBron James handles most of the duties as a point forward.
But the Cook signing helps them get a guy that knows the system and can help the team space the floor. He’s a career 40.7% 3-point shooter and also was 36.5% from there with the Lakers last season. The team could use some more spacing to help balance out how good their offense has the potential to be.
With a short offseason and not much rest coming up this season with the schedule. It was integral the Lakers got another ball-handler. Because there will be nights LeBron rests and also if Schröder or James gets into foul trouble.
It’s always good to have guys who can handle the ball in situations. Cook knows his role isn’t going to be big and he’s been okay with that in his career. So signing him is a good deal for all parties involved here.
Cook loves Los Angeles and also Kobe Bryant is his idol. Good story to bring him back.
Welcome home, Quinn.