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Brian Cook - PF, 6'9, 250
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
       Date of birth: 12/04/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 24th pick, 2003
     Out of: Illinois
  NBA Experience: 9 years
  Hand: Right

2003 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 24th overall by L.A. Lakers.
5th July, 2003 NBA Signed four year, $4,730,621 rookie scale contract with L.A. Lakers. Included team option for 2006/07.
31st October, 2005 NBA L.A. Lakers exercised 2006/07 team option.
31st October, 2006 NBA Signed a three year, $10.5 million extension with L.A. Lakers. Included player option for 2009/10.
20th November, 2007 NBA Traded by L.A. Lakers, along with Maurice Evans, to Orlando in exchange for Trevor Ariza.
19th February, 2009 NBA As 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, 2009 NBA Exercised 2009/10 player option.
20th February, 2010 NBA Waived by Houston.
9th July, 2010 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers. Included player option for 2011/12.
30th June, 2011 NBA Exercised 2011/12 player option.
15th March, 2012 NBA As 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, 2012 NBA Re-signed by Washington to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
29th October, 2012 NBA Waived by Washington.
4th March, 2013 Puerto Rico Signed for the remainder of the season with Quebradillas.
4th April, 2013 Puerto Rico Released by Quebradillas.
30th September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Utah.
26th October, 2013 NBA Waived by Utah.
25th September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Detroit.
20th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Detroit.
28th December, 2014 Lebanon Signed for the remainder of the season with Al Riyadi.
2nd February, 2015 Lebanon Released by Al Riyadi.
9th February, 2015 Uruguay Signed for the remainder of the season with Aguada.
15th June, 2015 Japan Signed a one year contract with Chiba Jets.
18th November, 2015 Japan Released by Chiba Jets.
When: Where:
1999 - 2003 Illinois (NCAA)
June 2003 - November 2007 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
November 2007 - February 2009 Orlando Magic (NBA)
February 2009 - February 2010 Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2010 - March 2012 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
March 2012 - October 2012 Washington Wizards (NBA)
March 2013 - April 2013 Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)
September 2013 - October 2013 Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2014 Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
December 2014 - February 2015 Al Riyadi (Lebanon)
February 2015 - June 2015 Aguada (Uruguay)
June 2015 - November 2015 Chiba Jets (Japan, NBL)
From blog:

   2014 Summer League rosters - Detroit

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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   Looking for an unsigned forward? These guys are available

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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