HoopsHype Daequan Cook rumors


October 11, 2011 Updates
September 28, 2011 Updates

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. Oklahoman

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." Oklahoman

August 17, 2011 Updates
June 17, 2011 Updates

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." Oklahoman

April 29, 2011 Updates
July 26, 2010 Updates

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. Oklahoman

June 25, 2010 Updates
June 24, 2010 Updates

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. ESPN.com

June 23, 2010 Updates

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