Guard Quinn Cook is headed back to the Canton Charge, according to The Canton Repository’s Josh Weir.
Cook was signed to a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks. In five games with the Mavs, Cook averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 assists in 15.4 minutes per game. In his last game on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, he scored 10 points and 4-6 shooting in 17 minutes. His deal expired after the game.
Canton still holds his D-League rights and, according to Weir, he’s expected to play Saturday when the Charge host the Austin Spurs.
Dallas could have signed Cook to a second 10-day deal before having to sign him for the rest of the season. But veteran guard J.J. Barea is expected to return Friday from a calf injury and the team also has Yogi Ferrell, Seth Curry and Devin Harris on the roster.
The Mavs also are expected to add guard Manny Harris (an ex-Cavalier) and forward Jarrod Uthoff on 10-day deals. Forward Ben Bentil also was not signed to a new deal by Dallas.
The Charge will have to make a roster move to open up a roster spot for Cook. He will also return to the team with Cavs rookie Kay Felder spending more time in the D-League. When the two have played together before, they have started in a two-point guard lineup for Canton.
Cook, last season’s D-League Rookie of the Year and this year’s D-League All-Star Game MVP, is averaging 26.1 points and 6.7 assists in 35 games with the Charge.