Since the addition of Luke Babbitt, the Atlanta Hawks have been sitting on a 14-man roster and in an attempt to fill the last spot on their roster, they have reportedly signed point guard Quinn Cook.
Quinn Cook has agreed to a 2-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks. (via @ShamsCharania)
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Cook may have been on the Hawk’s radar, considering that the former Duke guard impressed many at the Las Vegas Summer League. Many fans believed that the New Orleans Pelicans would make an attempt to seal a deal with the young point guard, though Cook was waived by the Pelicans weeks ago.
Last year, Cook averaged 5.6 points and two assists in 13.4 minutes of action in a Pelicans jersey. This move makes sense for Atlanta, being that it fills their roster and provides them with a talented scorer that can come off the bench in the event that Dennis Schroder or Malcom Delaney become injured during the season.
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For the Hawks, Travis Schlenk had been on the record for some time saying that the organization was in search of a third point guard option and signing Cook seems like the perfect situation for Atlanta. With full contract details yet to be released, we can only guess that Atlanta believes they have found a solid player who can pass the ball and make a difference coming off the bench.