Lakers Sign Dennis Schröder, Waive Quinn Cook

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired guard Dennis Schröder from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Danny Green and the draft rights to Jaden McDaniels, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka.  Schröder averaged 18.9 points, 4.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 65 games (two starts) for Oklahoma City last season. Additionally, he led the league in points scored off the bench and finished second in NBA Sixth Man Award voting, while shooting career highs in field goal percentage (.469) and three-point percentage (.385). Schröder owns career averages of 14.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in seven seasons with Atlanta and Oklahoma City.  Drafted 17th overall by the Hawks in the 2013 NBA Draft, Schröder has appeared in 46 postseason games (six starts) throughout his career, averaging 13.1 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on guard Quinn Cook, it was announced today.  Cook appeared in 44 games (one start) for the Lakers last season, averaging 5.1 points (.425 FG%), 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.5 minutes per game. He notched 2.2 points per game in six playoff appearances for Los Angeles. Cook has played in 165 regular season games (29 starts) for the Mavericks, Pelicans, Warriors and Lakers, with career averages of 6.8 points (.463 FG%), 1.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.1 minutes.

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