Daequan Cook RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Mark Deeks: Daequan Cook shooting 5-38 in Ukrainian league play thus far, with no free point attempts. Where’d his jumpshot go?
Daequan Cook is officially a new member of Budivelnyk Kyiv. The shooter, who won the the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout in Phoenix, spent last season in the NBA between Rockets and Bulls.
Despite coach Tom Thibodeau’s mantra that “we need everybody,” Hamilton has dropped out of the rotation, with even Daequan Cook logging time ahead of him on the Bulls’ depleted roster. “It’s hard. I have to be honest,” Hamilton told the Tribune. “The only thing I can do is be a good teammate, help my guys out. Try to talk and communicate with them as best as possible to understand time, score and situation. Just try to be as positive and give them advice from all the stuff that I know about the playoffs.”
As expected, the Chicago Bulls signed veteran shooter Daequan Cook to a prorated portion of the veteran’s minimum Sunday. Cook cleared waivers from the Houston Rockets on Friday evening and should be in uniform for Monday’s home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bulls have carried only 13 players on the roster all season.
Darren Wolfson: To reiterate on Daequan Cook: #Twolves got a call and they said no thanks. Maybe Chicago was the goal all along, but MN had no interest.
Marc Stein: Word is Rockets tried hard to find trade taker before releasing Cook but couldn’t. Now Bulls strong favorite to sign him as free agent
Late word on Thursday night: the Wolves aren’t interested in free agent shooting guard Daequan Cook.
Darren Wolfson: The #Twolves have not inquired about Daequan Cook as of now. His camp plans on calling Kahn/R.J. Adelman before the week is over.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed guard/forward James Anderson to a multi-year deal. To make room on the roster, the Rockets have released guard Daequan Cook. Anderson (6-6, 215, Oklahoma State), who actually began the 2012-13 season with Rio Grande Valley, was re-signed by San Antonio on Nov. 21, 2012. In 10 games this season with the Spurs, Anderson averaged 3.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per outing. He tallied a season-high nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes at Miami(11/29/12). Anderson was waived by the Spurs on Dec. 20, 2012.
The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks and a second round pick from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard James Harden, center Cole Aldrich and forwards Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
J. Michael Falgoust: Daequan: “That’s what the NBA gave him. Right now, we’re not focused on that. It’s about James getting healthy ” #Thunder #nba #Lakers
Restricted free agent guard Daequan Cook on Friday agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Thunder. The deal, worth $6.5 million, will keep the sharpshooter in Oklahoma City through the 2012-13 season.
Marc J. Spears: Thunder to re-sign sharpshooter Daequan Cook to a two-year, $7.5 million deal, source tells @YahooSports.
The Thunder must also make a decision on whether to re-sign restricted free agent Daequan Cook. Both sides have expressed interest in getting a deal done. “Daequan’s a player that we had with us last year, and we’re going to have conversations with his representatives,” Presti said. “He’s earned the right to be a free agent, and we’re going to work through that process with him and understand what’s there.”
Daequan Cook: If anyone talks to @EMaynor3 @JHarden13 or @russwest44tell them they don’t have to respond to my text anymore. I wont bother them again.
Darnell Mayberry: Spoke to Thunder guard Daequan Cook. He said he is shocked it’s taken so long to get a deal done and get the season started.
Soon after that, hopefully, the new CBA will be in place, the free-agent process will begin and training camps will commence. But which training camp will Cook choose? “No matter what happens, I’m attached to Oklahoma,” Cook said. “Oklahoma is great for me.”
Because Cook is a restricted free agent rather than unrestricted, the Thunder has the right match any team’s offer in order to re-sign Cook. Shortly after last season, Cook made clear his affection toward the Thunder. “Like I’ve always said, I love it here. Who wouldn’t?” Cook said during an appearance at the Thunder Youth Basketball Camp on June 16. Approached Wednesday morning after a two-hour workout at Tru You Fitness in Bethany, Cook smiled and shared the same message. “I’ve always loved this city, the fan base and all their support of the players,” Cook said.
Daequan Cook’s agent says he’s fielded calls from several teams interested in the restricted free agent. But the Oklahoma City reserve guard said he wants to stay with the Thunder. “That’s where I want to be,” Cook told the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News on Tuesday. “That’s where I fit in. My gut feeling right now is that’s where I’m going to end up. I had a great season there. I helped out a lot. (They like) my habits, becoming not just a better player on the court, but better off the court. It all starts there.”
The better a team gets, the more confident it becomes. Some people view confident and cocky as the same. “We’re confident, not cocky,” barked reserve guard Daequan Cook, who was with the Miami Heat his first three seasons. “There’s a difference.”
The signing of Royal Ivey last week put the Thunder at 16 contract players, one more than NBA rules permit teams to carry into the regular season. That means someone must go. Mo Peterson will be 33 next month but can still contribute on the court and has earned a reputation in his 10 seasons of carrying a first-class attitude away from it. Don’t expect Peterson to be waived. Daequan Cook, 10 years younger than Peterson, provides much of the same assets and essentially is on a one-year trial run as a 3-point specialist in OKC. Cook figures to be on the opening-night roster as well. Since the Thunder’s coaching staff and front office is pleased with the returning nine-man rotation, and No. 11 overall pick Cole Aldrich is entrenched in the long-term plans, that leaves Byron Mullens, D.J. White and Kyle Weaver as the most likely candidates to be on the outside looking in.
Daequan Cook turned to Twitter for his farewell to the Miami Heat. Less than 24 hours after being traded to Oklahoma City, the shooting guard and former 3-point shootout champion at the NBA’s All-Star weekend posted Thursday that he “had a Great 3yrs in Miami.” Cook also thanked “fans and Heat organization,” and noted that going to Oklahoma City represents a great situation for him.
Miami cleared $3.3 million in additional cap room by trading a No. 1 pick and Daequan Cook, and now has enough room to re -sign Dwyane Wade, add another max salary free agent and still have $10-11 million of leftover spending money. All of which made Walsh basically shrug. “The situation in Miami is a little different than us. To analyze it and say, ‘Well, now they’ve got a lot more cap room,’ yeah, they do. But if they’re wanting to sign some of their own players, then that would lessen it,” Walsh said, adding that he believes the Heat cleared the additional room as a way to retain free agent Udonis Haslem. “As far as Chicago, they’ve got more cap money than they had. There’s no doubt about that.”
One day after essentially sacrificing Daequan Cook and a first-round draft pick (18th overall) in a trade with Oklahoma City that cleared $3.4 million in salary cap space, a league source told ESPN.com that the Heat were working Thursday on a buyout of James Jones’ contract to further increase their financial flexibility for free agency this summer.