November 19, 2020, 2:29 pmQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are waiving Quinn Cook, per Shams Charania.
Cook had a non-guaranteed year left on his contract but with the addition of Dennis Schroder, there's no need for a capable 3-point shooting backup guard anymore. Between Schroder and Alex Caruso, the Lakers actually have a competent collection of PGs rather than the group of specialists they trotted out last season. Cook should surface again soon as some team's third point guard.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
August 8, 2020, 9:34 pmQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook poured in 21 points off the bench on Saturday vs. the Pacers, adding in a rebound and two turnovers in 23.5 minutes of action.
The Lakers have pulled their foot off the gas pedal considerably as they are locked into the top seed in the West. Cook shot the ball pretty well, going 8-for-14 from the field and 5-for-9 from long range. This was his second consecutive game of significant action, something that should continue through the Lakers final two seeding games prior to the beginning of the playoffs.
August 7, 2020, 12:04 amQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook started at point guard for the Lakers on Thursday, but had little to show for it, recording just six points on 2-of-10 shooting, adding two rebounds and four assists.
Despite the wide-open window for him to shine, Cook was not able to capitalize, signaling that he's not ready to be trusted in fantasy at this time.
August 6, 2020, 7:44 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma and Quinn Cook will join Anthony Davis, Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the starting lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Rockets.
The Lakers are without LeBron James tonight and will bring JaVale McGee off the bench. Frank Vogel wants to get a better look at this smaller lineup, and there's no better opponent against which to get small-ball reps than the Rockets. Kuzma's worth a long look in DFS given the number of shots he'll likely get tonight while Cook is more of a punt play.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
July 23, 2020, 7:00 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso will not suit up for the team's first scrimmage on Thursday vs. the Mavs due to a back contusion.
The Lakers are already without Avery Bradley (opt-out) and Rajon Rondo (thumb) in the backcourt so they will dive even deeper into their depth on Thursday. Quinn Cook will likely see significant minutes on Thursday while newcomers Dion Waiters and JR Smith are also in line for some additional run. This seems to be precautionary for Caruso and we should expect him to play meaningful minutes off the bench when the games count for real.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
July 12, 2020, 9:43 pmQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook began the season playing every game at about 15 minutes per game, but his role diminished as the season progressed with the Lakers.
Cook actually saw less minutes this season than he did with the Warriors over the past two seasons, which caused him to have the worst fantasy season of his career. He finished outside the top-400 in per-game value in 8/9-cat formats. Cook thrived as the starter in games that Stephen Curry missed during the 2018-19 season, so it was tough to see his role decrease significantly with the Lakers. He is signed with the Lakers for another season, so fantasy owners should stay away from Cook in next year's draft.
January 20, 2020, 6:40 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (fractured right ring finger) will be available to face the Celtics on Monday.
Rondo hasn't played since January 11. Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso should see their roles diminish now that he has returned. However, Rondo does not deliver consistent value on such a deep team.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 1:08 amQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook led the way for the Lakers, coming off the bench to play 25 minutes to score a team-high 22 points (9-14 FG, 4-7 3PT), and adding four rebounds, an assist and a steal on Wednesday.
The Lakers turned to their bench tonight after the starters couldn't get anything going. Cook isn't much more than a DFS dart throw at this point though. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also came off the bench to add 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal.
December 10, 2019, 6:52 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (hamstring) is being listed as questionable to play against the Magic on Wednesday.
Rondo missed Sunday's win over the Wolves, and he is in danger of missing this one as well. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook will see additional minutes if Rondo can't go.
Source: Matthew Moreno on Twitter
November 30, 2019, 1:15 amQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook came off the bench for 17 points in 23 minutes in Friday's easy win over the Wizards.
Cook went 7-of-11 from the field and hit three triples, but he had been out of the rotation in the last three games. He's not on the fantasy radar. Rajon Rondo also had a good shooting night, going 5-for-7 with three triples to score 13 points in just 11 minutes. Rondo's an assists specialist, but won't do much more than that.
November 23, 2019, 2:21 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso (right calf strain) is being listed as doubtful to face the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Caruso played through the injury on Thursday so hopefully this is not a reaggravation and only a back-to-back situation. He is not on the standard league radar playing only 20.0 minutes per game this season as Quinn Cook may see an uptick in minutes if Caruso does sit.
November 9, 2019, 8:07 amRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) aims to make his season debut on Sunday against the Raptors.
Rondo put up top-150 per-game value in his first year with the Lakers last season, playing in only 46 games and should be someone to pick up if your team needs assists. The only issue is that with the Lakers being as deep as they are at both guard spots, Rondo projects to play less than the 29.8 minutes he averaged last season. At point guard specifically, LeBron James is the current starter while Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook have both been playing well although Cook might be bumped out of the rotation upon Rondo's return.
Source: Yahoo! Sports
November 5, 2019, 11:15 pmQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook was amazing off the Lakers' bench on Tuesday, tallying 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, with four rebounds, two assists, one block three triples and one steal in 26 minutes.
He was a nice burst of offense for them, providing points to keep them within striking distance. He hasn't shown much so far this season, so take a wait-and-see approach for now.
November 5, 2019, 1:30 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will start in place of Avery Bradley (bruised right leg) in Tuesday's game against the Bulls.
KCP draws the start tonight and makes for an interesting DFS play against a Bulls team in the bottom third in 3-point percentage against. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook stand to gain extra minutes as well.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
November 5, 2019, 1:24 pmAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley (bruised right leg) and Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) have been ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Bulls.
With both Bradley and Rondo on the sidelines, the Lakers may insert Alex Caruso or Quinn Cook into the starting lineup. Caruso, Cook, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope figure to get extra run against a middle-of-the-pack Bulls defense.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter