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PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Holds career averages of 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds in 421 games with 74 games started...Has played with Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards during his NBA career...Played four full seasons with the Lakers, making it to the playoffs in three out of the four seasons … Averaged career highs in points (7.9) and rebounds (3.4) in 81 games (46 starts) in 2005-2006 and connected on .511 (261-511 FG) of his shots from the field and .429 (36-84 3FG) from three-point range.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2011-12: Averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 32 games for the Wizards…Scored 10 points and grabbed a season-high tying eight rebounds vs. IND (4/4)…Averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 16 games with the Clippers.

2010-11: Averaged 4.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 11.2 minutes in 40 games…Led the team in 3-point shooting percentage (.430) in his first season as a Clipper…Scored 10+ points seven times and registered 10+ rebounds one time…Recorded a double-double at Phoenix (11/26) with 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-5 3PT, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist in 27:19.

2009-10: Averaged 1.4 points and 0.6 rebounds in 15 games for the Houston Rockets…On the inactive list for two games (10/27-10/28)…Waived on February 20.

2008-09: Averaged 2.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 30 games played with the Magic and Rockets ...Acquired by the Rockets from the Magic in a three-team trade on Feb. 19, averaged 1.3 points and 0.6 boards in nine games with Houston…Matched his season-best with nine points as well as pulling down a season-high eight rebounds vs. Atlanta (1/9). Played in 45 games with the Magic, averaging 5.0 points and 2.2 boards…Appeared in six games (two starts) with the Lakers, averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds.

2007-08: Averaged 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 51 games with both the Lakers and Orlando …On the inactive list the final eight games of the season due to a fractured third metacarpal on his right hand (4/1-4/16).

2006-07: Averaged 6.9 points (.400, 46-115 3FG), 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 65 games (24 starts) for the Lakers…On the inactive list with an upper respiratory tract infection (11/26-11/28) …Also inactive due to vertigo (12/4)…Missed six games due to a sprained left ankle… Recorded four 20-plus point outings…Hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left in regulation vs. Washington (12/17)…Posted 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Phoenix (3/4)… Had a career-high-tying four blocked shots at Minnesota (3/6).

2005-06: Averaged 7.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 81 games (46 starts) for the Lakers… Connected on .511 (261-511 FG) of his shots from the field and .429 (36-84 3FG) from 3-point range…Poured in a career-high 28 points at Dallas (2/7)…Had 27 points and 10 rebounds at Houston (2/8)…Against Atlanta, dished out a career-high five assists (2/15).

2004-05: Averaged 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 72 games with the Lakers … Ranked 28th in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (.392, 78-199 3FG) … Scored in double figures 19 times.

2003-04: Played in 35 games (two starts) during his rookie campaign with the Lakers, averaging 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.6 minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by L.A. Lakers in the first round (24th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft…Traded by L.A. Lakers along with Maurice Evans to Orlando in exchange for Trevor Ariza (11/20/07)…Traded to the Houston Rockets as part of a three-team trade involving the Memphis Grizzles and Orlando Magic (2/19/09)…Waived by the Rockets (2/19/10) and then signed with the Los Angeles Clippers (7/9/10)…Traded to the Washington Wizards with Nene (3/15/12) as part of a three-team deal that sent JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver Nuggets and Nick Young to the Los Angeles Clippers ... Waived by the Wizards on 10/28/12 ... Signed by the Detroit Pistons on 9/25/14

PERSONAL:
Full name is Brian Joshua Cook…Native of Lincoln, Illinois…Nickname is “Cookie”…married to Victoria…Son of Joyce and Norman Cook…Father, Norman, played basketball for Kansas and then the Boston Celtics (1979-80)…His uncle, Joe Cook, lettered in basketball for Duke in 1988 and 1990…Has two younger sisters, Kristina and Natasha…Adopted a dog named “Brick” from Hurricane Katrina…Enjoys fishing and playing video games…Majored in sports management while at the University of Illinois…Played his high school basketball at Lincoln High School where he earned Illinois Mr. Basketball honors…Had his jersey #34 retired by Lincoln High on Feb.13, 2004…Since 2007, has hosted an Annual Brian Cook’s Basketball Camp in Champaign, Illinois.

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Vitals

Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 234 lbs./ 106.1 kg
Born: December 04, 1980
From: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Draft: 1st Round (24th pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2013 - 2013
  Washington Wizards 2011 - 2012
  Los Angeles Clippers 2010 - 2011
  Houston Rockets 2009 - 2009
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Prior to NBA/Country: Illinois/USA

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