Shams Charania: Sources: Warriors guard Quinn Cook has signed his new two-year, fully guaranteed deal. Cook earns full NBA deal after joining Golden State on two-way contract.
The Warriors have to evaluate if third-year forward Kevon Looney (unrestricted free agent) … [is] worth developing at the pace they would like and worth the price to counteract any possible outside interest. “They always tell me if somebody comes and gives me a better offer, you should take it. But this is a team where it’s all about winning,” Looney said. “I’d love to be here and be a part of this. It’s something to think about, for sure.”
The common thread among these players: they are aware the Warriors gives them a greater platform to show their value. “Coming from a winning organization, going into free agency you may be less concerned about where you’re going,” said McGee, who joined the Warriors’ training camp roster in 2016. “The sense of you is that you’re a winner and teams like winners. If you look at anybody or any team that comes off winning, the players that did well for the winning team usually get another contract somewhere else.”
After the Warriors spent $5.2 million last summer to acquire Nick Young for secondary scoring, they are watching with a curious eye if any breakout postseason performances can offset his inconsistent regular-season. “No matter what, I’ll be somewhere. But winning a championship, I want to feel that,” Young said. “I want to feel the champagne, do the partying and all that good stuff.”
Warriors forward David West could extend his 15-year NBA career depending on one important variable. “The biggest thing for me is with health and making sure my mind is cool,” said the 37-year-old West, who postponed retirement after winning his first NBA championship last June. “We’re gearing up for a good playoff run. To get yourself there, there has to be a shift.”