Warriors Rumors: Quinn Cook to Receive Qualifying Offer; Will Be Restricted FA

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 29, 2019

Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook (4) brings the ball up court against the Indiana Pacer during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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The Golden State Warriors are keeping themselves in the market to retain Quinn Cook when free agency opens Sunday.

Per Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Golden State is extending a qualifying offer to Cook, making him a restricted free agent.

After going undrafted out of Duke in 2015, Cook spent one season in the G League with the affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He made his NBA debut during the 2016-17 campaign, appearing in 14 games for the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks.

The Warriors signed Cook to a two-way contract in October 2017, and he has been a rotation piece for head coach Steve Kerr since then, including playing in a career-high 74 games in 2018-19. He has produced a 41.8 three-point percentage in 121 NBA games, primarily as a backup to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Given Cook's natural shooting ability and potential low cost, there could be a robust market for him, but the Warriors can match any offer he receives.