Wizards player review: Brian Cook

Wizards player review: Brian Cook
May 18, 2012, 1:37 pm
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Brian Cook played sparingly for the Wizards after he came over from the L.A. Clippers in the Nick Young trade in mid-March. Cook, the 6'-9" power forward, came off the bench to average 3 points and 2 rebounds in about 9 minutes of action in 16 games for Washington.

Cook's best game as a Wizard was a 10-point, 9 rebound effort in 29 minutes in a loss at Indiana in early April. Cook scored 8 points and had 4 rebounds the next game in a loss at a Detroit. He also added 8 points and 3 rebounds in a loss at Milwaukee in early April.

Cook has shown the ability in his 9-year NBA career to step out and hit three-pointers at an impressive 38 percent rate, but with the Wizards, he struggled hitting only 5 of 21 shots from distance good for just 21 percent. When Cook's outside shot was not going, there was little reason to have him play and that became the case late in the season.The last 10 games of the year, Cook wasn't in the rotation and played little if at all.

The 31-year old Cook is a free-agent this off-season and there is zero chance he returns to Washington. In fact, he is a long shot to make an NBA roster next year.