By: Cassie Calvert
DURHAM, N.C. — It is the offseason for the New Orleans Pelicans and most of the roster has scattered across the country and world — to wherever they call home — for rest and relaxation before preparation for next season begins.
But if you arrive at the Pelicans’ facility in Metairie, Louisiana at the brisk hour of 7 a.m., you may catch a glimpse of Quinn Cook heading into the practice court for his first workout of the day.
Cook is one of a few players putting in a grueling offseason schedule under the supervision of Pelicans staff as they look ahead to Summer League in Las Vegas and the subsequent training camp.
In Cook’s words, he is “staying paranoid.”
Cook is no stranger to extra work. From the minute the confetti fell at Lucas Oil Stadium for Duke’s fifth NCAA championship, the 2015 team captain gave himself approximately 36 hours to enjoy the feat. The Blue Devils topped Wisconsin on Monday night. Wednesday, Cook was back in the gym. While his teammates were still relishing their victory and decompressing after a grueling season, Cook was getting shots up.

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