For the coming season, everything has been about LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and even DeMarcus Cousins. Kyle Kuzma, the lone remaining young guy on the Lakers core, has been overshadowed and one can just imagine if most have factored in Quinn Cook. Silently, this 26-year-old guard could make eyes pop, and there are several reasons why the purple and gold could hum with him in tow.

Undrafted back in 2015, Cook prides himself as being part of the Golden State Warriors champion team back in 2018. He is also a former NBA D-League MVP (2017) and Rookie of theYear (2016). He had his moments with the Dubs although most would agree that playing behind the likes of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry pushes back any rising guard with the Splash Brothers in focus. That could all change for the Lakers.

The Lakers signed Cook to a two-year $6 million deal last month, NBA.com reported. He is expected to come off the bench and provide added outside shooting -- particularly beyond the arc. He averaged 9.5 points per game for the Warriors last season and owns an impressive 40.5-percent  off three-point attempts. Knowing how the Lakers have long been looking for someone to hit it from outside to spread the floor, Cook could be one of the offensive options the purple and gold have long been looking for.

But the most important aspect of them all is that Cook, at 26, has championship experience. It is a rarity to get someone like him and add him to a fully-loaded roster the Lakers have right now. He has played in the NBA Finals the last two seasons and at some point will come in handy. Though he hardly got the minutes playing behind the usual stars head coach Steve Kerr turns to, that could all change under a new coach in Frank Vogel.

Aware that at some point that he will cross paths with his former team, Cook bared in a report from Mercury News that he holds no ill-feelings with his former team. And looking ahead, it appears he is ready for his next journey with the Lakers where he brings some championship pedigree.

“I got a lot to prove and a lot to work on,” Cook said. “I have so much more to learn. I’m excited to keep learning, and I’m thankful for another great opportunity.”

Quinn Cook Golden State Warriors Quinn Cook #4, Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors react late in the game against the Toronto Raptors during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images