Los Angeles Lakers give up fifth-year goaltender Quinn Cook, say Athlete’s Shams Charania. Cook, a longtime Lakers fan who won a championship with the team last season, struggled to find minutes in a revamped rotation. The decision serves several purposes from a file creation perspective.
The decision to forgo Cook will not cost the Lakers money from a cap perspective. His contract was not guaranteed, and the deadline for renouncing these agreements before guaranteeing them is Saturday, February 27. The Lakers have apparently decided they prefer Cook’s freedom over his retention. They can exercise this freedom in various ways.
The easiest way would be to just sign another player. The Lakers are reportedly interested in bringing back DeMarcus Cousins, who is released by the Houston Rockets, for The Athletic’s Shams Charania. However, they couldn’t have signed it immediately, as they are pressed against the hard cap. Using …
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