Iowa Men's Basketball

Tyler Cook waived by Denver Nuggets

Rookie from Iowa cut Wednesday

Tyler Cook (25) dunks during the Hawkeyes’ game against Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on 1.6.19. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Tyler Cook (25) dunks during the Hawkeyes’ game against Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on 1.6.19. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

The NBA’s Denver Nuggets waived rookie forward Tyler Cook of Iowa Wednesday.

Cook had been on a two-way contract with Denver. He played a total of nine minutes in two preseason games, scoring two points.

Cook left Iowa after his junior season to turn pro. He played for the Nuggets in the NBA Summer League in July, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds, then signed with them in August.

He averaged 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds for the Hawkeyes last season, and was their leader in both categories in each of the last two seasons.

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.