Now the 25-year-old Cook, who was on a two-way contract this season before he secured a spot on the playoff roster in early April, said that Parker is one of the reasons why he’s where he’s at now.
The experience has been a bit surreal for Cook, who grew up watching Parker help the Spurs become a dynasty.
Cook was a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan, who cried when the Spurs swept them out of their first-round series in 2013.
“It’s funny, I was telling Kevin [Durant] the other day, I knew a move that he was going to before it happened just because of how much I watched him,” Cook said.
Cook has averaged 6.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and 1.3 assists in 19.8 minutes through the first four games of the playoffs.
Kerr called Cook the ultimate professional, praising him for his preparation heading into games and his team-first attitude.
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