HoopsHype Brian Cook rumors

March 21, 2012 Updates

“I think you just be positive,” Cook said. “Just be positive and I know Nene’s a positive guy. I’m a positive guy and we’ve both had ups and downs in this league, and just being positive and having the heart to fight on another day. I think that’s what these guys need right now. They’re young, they’ve had a losing season and every time you go out there you’ve got to fight.” “It’s a crazy business. I like Ernie [Grunfeld]. I like the coaching staff here. Right now I’m a Washington Wizard and it’ll be good,” Cook said. Washington Post

March 17, 2012 Updates
March 16, 2012 Updates

President Ernie Grunfeld completed a three-team trade with Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers that yielded Nene, Brian Cook and a second round in 2015. But before they embraced the change, the Wizards players were feeling a little sentimental after losing three teammates and friends at the trade deadline. “I’m going to miss them. They are my teammates, they are my friends. I grew up with them,” Blatche said of Young and McGee, who had spent their entire careers playing with Blatche. “We’re going to stay in contact. It’s just the business. It’s not my first time something like this happened. Makes it more easy for me to adjust.” Washington Post

March 15, 2012 Updates
August 31, 2011 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers won’t let the lockout interrupt their development. Last week, the young team held a minicamp in Los Angeles that lasted four days and included ten players. Blake Griffin and Mo Williams organized the workouts. Eric Gordon, Eric Bledsoe, DeAndre Jordan, Randy Foye, Ryan Gomes, Trey Thompkins, Travis Leslie, and Brian Cook were among the players in attendance. The players worked out for several hours each day and then spent time together off the court once the training sessions concluded. The team is improving their chemistry on and off the floor, and the workouts gave the two rookies, Thompkins and Leslie, an opportunity to meet their new teammates. HoopsWorld

August 7, 2011 Updates

No, this is not the Brian Cook of MGoBlog fame, the well known Michigan Wolverines fan site. “Cookie,” a NBA veteran of the Lakers, Magic and Rockets, has one year left on his deal with the Clips. “I got a decision to make, I may stay here or I may go overseas. I’m kind of torn between the two,” Cook told the media after the Illinois basketball alumni game last night. “I’m looking into China right now, we’ll have to wait and see,” he said. The Sports Bank

Why China? “I like their fan support, the basketball league in China has millions and millions of people who love to watch basketball. It’s another chance for me to be able to take care of my family, to be honest with you. My three sons, I got little kids, my wife- that’s what I’m all about,” he answered. The Sports Bank

June 30, 2011 Updates
December 7, 2010 Updates
December 6, 2010 Updates

For a game that wasn’t all that close, there was some chippy play in the Clippers and Blazers Sunday tilt. Chippy enough for the league to take notice and hand out its form of justice — Los Angeles’ Brian Cook has been suspended two games for a harsh flagrant two on Joel Pryzbilla. Portland’s Andre Miller has been suspended one game for “making excessive and unnecessary contact with Blake Griffin of the Clippers.” Cook’s incident came right at the end of the third quarter, Miller’s midway through the fourth. NBCSports.com

July 9, 2010 Updates
June 27, 2010 Updates

Former NBA forward Brian Cook is working to get a contract after being waived by the Rockets in February. Cook turned down an opportunity try out with the Celtics because of the birth of his first child. Cook was the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2003 at Illinois. Boston Globe

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