According to ESPN, point guard Quinn Cook has earned himself a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. Cook, who is currently on a two-way contract with the franchise, is expected to sign a standard NBA deal before April 10th.
NBA introduced two-way contracts before the start of this season, allowing the teams to use the players in both NBA and on their G League affiliate’s rosters. The players under two-way contracts, however, are not eligible to play in the NBA postseason. April 10th is the final deadline by which the teams can sign a player and make him playoff-eligible.
With Stephen Curry out with an injury, Quinn Cook has seen his minutes grow exponentially in the last 10 games. The Golden State Warriors are in need of a point guard since Curry won’t be back for the first playoff round, so Cook is expected to become the first player in history who turned a two-way contract into a full deal. The Warriors already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster, and will have to waive a player in order to sign Cook.
Quinn Cook went undrafted in 2015 NBA Draft and had stints with the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans, as well as playing for Canton Charge in the NBA Development League. In 2017 he joined the Warriors, getting his first NBA start in December 2017. In the current NBA season, Cook has played in 29 games and averaged 8.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.