The Atlanta Hawks have been sitting on a 14-player roster since the acquisition of Luke Babbitt. On Sunday, the team reportedly made a move to address the final roster spot and, in the process, the Hawks added a third point guard in the form of Quinn Cook.
Free agent guard Quinn Cook has agreed to a partially guaranteed, two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, agent Jim Tanner tells The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 20, 2017
Cook has long been a speculative target for the Hawks, especially in this space. The former Duke guard impressed quite a bit during the Las Vegas Summer League in July and it came as something of a surprise when the New Orleans Pelicans moved on from Cook a few weeks ago.
For Atlanta, Travis Schlenk had been on record that the organization was in search of a third point guard option and it makes all the sense in the world to add Cook to the fold on a speculative deal. Full contract specifics are always important but, for now, the Hawks pick up a very solid player that provides insurance in the event of injury to Dennis Schroder or Malcolm Delaney, while also bringing upside to the table.