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Brian Cook
PF - 6'9, 250lbs - 43 years old - 9 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 12/04/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): 24th pick, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Illinois
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 24th overall by L.A. Lakers.
5th July, 2003NBASigned four year, $4,730,621 rookie scale contract with L.A. Lakers. Included team option for 2006/07.
31st October, 2005NBAL.A. Lakers exercised 2006/07 team option.
31st October, 2006NBASigned a three year, $10.5 million extension with L.A. Lakers. Included player option for 2009/10.
20th November, 2007NBATraded by L.A. Lakers, along with Maurice Evans, to Orlando in exchange for Trevor Ariza.
19th February, 2009NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Orlando to Houston, along with Adonal Foyle, Mike Wilks and a 2009 first round pick (#26, DeMarre Carroll) to Memphis, in exchange for Rafer Alston from Houston.
22nd June, 2009NBAExercised 2009/10 player option.
20th February, 2010NBAWaived by Houston.
9th July, 2010NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers. Included player option for 2011/12.
30th June, 2011NBAExercised 2011/12 player option.
15th March, 2012NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by L.A. Clippers to Washington, along with a 2015 second round pick (#47, Arturas Gudaitis), and along with a 2015 second round pick to Denver (not conveyed; cash sent instead), in exchange for Nick Young from Washington.
18th September, 2012NBARe-signed by Washington to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
29th October, 2012NBAWaived by Washington.
4th March, 2013Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Quebradillas.
4th April, 2013Puerto RicoReleased by Quebradillas.
30th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Utah.
26th October, 2013NBAWaived by Utah.
25th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Detroit.
20th October, 2014NBAWaived by Detroit.
28th December, 2014LebanonSigned for the remainder of the season with Al Riyadi.
2nd February, 2015LebanonReleased by Al Riyadi.
9th February, 2015UruguaySigned for the remainder of the season with Aguada.
15th June, 2015JapanSigned a one year contract with Chiba Jets.
18th November, 2015JapanReleased by Chiba Jets.
Career Moves
1999 - 2003Illinois (NCAA)
June 2003 - November 2007L.A. Lakers (NBA)
November 2007 - February 2009Orlando Magic (NBA)
February 2009 - February 2010Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2010 - March 2012L.A. Clippers (NBA)
March 2012 - October 2012Washington Wizards (NBA)
March 2013 - April 2013Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)
September 2013 - October 2013Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2014Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014Detroit Pistons (NBA)
December 2014 - February 2015Al Riyadi (Lebanon)
February 2015 - June 2015Aguada (Uruguay)
June 2015 - November 2015Chiba Jets (Japan, NBL)
Articles about Brian Cook

July 6, 2014

Brian Cook - The 33 year old Cook is back for one final go-around, joining the Jazz last year for training camp and now back in summer league for the first time in a decade. Cook however has not been an effective player for seven years, and, having not played in his time since being cut by the Jazz, hasn't done anything to show this will stop being the case any time soon.

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December 13, 2013

Brian Cook - Cook was a productive role player in his Laker days, but hasn't been effective since 2007. He continues to get NBA looks, but at this point is little more than a stretch four with a huge rebounding disadvantage and a very inconsistent shot.

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