Iowa Men's Basketball

Tyler Cook signs 10-day contract with Cleveland Cavaliers

Former Iowa star assigned to NBA G League

Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) tries to drive past Cincinnati Bearcats center Nysier Brooks (33) during the first
Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) tries to drive past Cincinnati Bearcats center Nysier Brooks (33) during the first half of a first round game of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 22, 2019. (The Gazette)

A back-and-forth debut professional basketball season continued Thursday for Tyler Cook.

The former Iowa star signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced, just three days after he was waived by Cleveland.

Cook was assigned to the Canton Charge of the NBA G League, where he got the start Thursday at Wisconsin.

NBA teams can sign players up to two consecutive 10-day contracts between January and April before they must agree to a deal for the rest of the season or release the player.

Cleveland signed Cook to a two-way contract shortly before the start of the season after he was waived by the Denver Nuggets. That deal was converted to a standard contract last Friday. According to ESPN, Cook was guaranteed $50,000 before being waived a few days later.

Cook has played in six games for Cleveland this season, averaging 2.0 points.

He averaged 12.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in 15 games for Canton.

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