Warriors Ink Extension with Quinn Cook, Waive Omri Casspi
The Golden State Warriors real season is about to begin and the NBA Champs are ready.
Over the past month, injuries have plagued the Warriors, but it gave rise to the impressive play of point guard Quinn Cook. The former Duke Blue Devil who excelled on the G-League stage, has continued to provide the Warriors with a huge boost, especially in the absence of Steph Curry.
Earlier this week, he was rewarded and was granted a two-year deal with the Warriors. To create a playoff roster spot for Cook, the Warriors waived Omri Casspi.
“It actually wasn’t a difficult decision because he was injured,” said head coach Steve Kerr. “But it was difficult to go ahead and go through with it because he’s been with us all season long and we love Omri and what he brought to the team. Great teammate. It was difficult to sit with him and tell him we were going to do this. But it was the only decision we could make under the circumstances. We have to have Quinn for the playoffs and we couldn’t release anybody else. Everybody else is healthy and playing and/or under contract or team control for next year, in [Patrick McCaw’s] case. So this was the decision we had to come to. It wasn’t fun. The main thing is that Omri is a pro and a great teammate and he handled everything beautifully last night. I felt awful, but you have to do what you have to do.”
Casspi, who has appeared in 53-games with the Warriors after signing a one-year deal for the veteran minimum has been out with a bone bruise in his foot. Through 32-games, Cook has averaged 9.5-points per game with the Warriors.