Well, that didn’t take too long. Cook, in his fifth season in the league, was re-signed to a two-year, 6.5 million dollar contract. Mike Conley Sr., Cook’s agent, told The Associated Press that Cook’s deal was awaiting league approval but he expects Cook to report to training camp as soon as he’s allowed.
“I’m happy for him, first of all. To have him back on our team is big,” Durant said. “A guy that worked so hard this summer. His role for us last year kind of grew toward the end of the season.
“I’m looking forward to seeing that kind of progress and build off that energy he had leaving the season last year, coming into this year.”
After being eliminated by Dallas in the West finals, the only players in the regular rotation that weren’t under contract were backup center Nazr Mohammed and Cook. Mohammed signed just before the lockout began, and Cook also got a qualifying offer in late June — a precursor to actually getting a deal done.
His re-signing was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
“Daequan’s excited,” Conley said. “He wanted to be back there. They wanted him back.”
Cook averaged 5.6 points and shot 42% from 3 point range in 43 games for the Thunder last season after being acquired in a trade from Miami. He had a slow start to the season and was benched for 34 games but hired his own shooting coach to put in extra work and eventually earned a spot in Oklahoma City’s rotation.
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