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September 22, 2003 | Larry Stewart
What: "Brian Cook: An Illini Legend." Author: Mark Tupper. Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC. Price: $5.95. * Brian Cook appears to be a step ahead of most NBA players. The Lakers' first-round draft pick already has had a book written about him. Granted, it's not a big book -- it's only a 96-page paperback. But it's still a book. So why does this young man warrant a biography?
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March 15, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers acquired shooting guard Nick Young from the Washington Wizards for Brian Cook on Thursday. Cook said he was informed of the trade by Clippers' management that he would be sent to the Wizards. The Clippers have been looking for a shooting guard since Chauncey Billups suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles' tendon injury Feb. 6. Young was averaging 16.6 points per game for the Wizards this season, and he has a career average of 11.6 points over four seasons.
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March 15, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers acquired shooting guard Nick Young from the Washington Wizards for Brian Cook on Thursday. Cook said he was informed of the trade by Clippers' management that he would be sent to the Wizards. The Clippers have been looking for a shooting guard since Chauncey Billups suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles' tendon injury Feb. 6. Young was averaging 16.6 points per game for the Wizards this season, and he has a career average of 11.6 points over four seasons.
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January 14, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Oakland Brian Cook said Friday that his injured ankle continues to improve and he's hoping to return by the end of the month. The veteran reserve forward, signed by the Clippers in the off-season, sprained his right ankle Dec. 17 against the Detroit Pistons. Cook has picked up the pace in recent practices and said he's "making progress every day. " "It's going really good," said Cook, 30, who was averaging 6.1 points and 3.1 rebounds before he was hurt.
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October 31, 2005 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers are expected to exercise their option on forward Brian Cook today, Cook's agent said Sunday, a move that would keep the third-year forward under contract through the 2006-07 season. Cook, picked 24th by the Lakers in the 2003 draft, has averaged 5.7 points through two seasons and will be one of the first post players off the bench for Coach Phil Jackson. He will make $1.8 million next season. "It appears they're going to pick up the option," said Mark Bartelstein, Cook's agent.
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December 7, 2006 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Brian Cook was back on the bench, a spot of good news for him in an otherwise rocky few weeks. He has fought off an upper respiratory tract infection and dealt with a brief bout of vertigo that left him clinging to the walls of the team training facility, wondering what was happening to him. But even before that, his playing time had been almost halved. Cook, 26, signed a three-year, $10.5-million contract extension Oct. 31, but other numbers haven't been as comforting for him.
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July 20, 2003 | Chris Snow, Times Staff Writer
Expressionless, Mitch Kupchak looked on from the Long Beach State stands July 16 as the summer-league Lakers played the Warriors. Then Luke Walton, the Lakers' second-round draft pick, intercepted a Mike Dunleavy pass, put the ball on the court and began a fastbreak the other way. "Six-eight like that, versatile," the Laker general manager blurted, sitting up in his seat and offering a moment of unprompted exclamation.
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January 30, 2003 | From Associated Press
Senior forward Brian Cook scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half -- one fewer than the entire Michigan team -- to lead No. 13 Illinois to a 67-60 comeback victory over the Wolverines on Wednesday night at Champaign, Ill. "He left it all on the floor," Illinois Coach Bill Self said. "That's what happens when you play 20 minutes and you play every possession like it's your last."
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January 14, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Oakland Brian Cook said Friday that his injured ankle continues to improve and he's hoping to return by the end of the month. The veteran reserve forward, signed by the Clippers in the off-season, sprained his right ankle Dec. 17 against the Detroit Pistons. Cook has picked up the pace in recent practices and said he's "making progress every day. " "It's going really good," said Cook, 30, who was averaging 6.1 points and 3.1 rebounds before he was hurt.
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November 24, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Brian Cook, slowly but surely, is starting to redefine those nettlesome three initials feared by NBA players. DNP. Did Not Play vanished from Cook's game log, starting on the Clippers' last trip to the Midwest, turning into 19 minutes and his season-high 11 points at Indiana. Since then, there were nearly 22 minutes at home against the New York Knicks and 11-plus more (and a bench-pleasing dunk) in Monday's win against New Orleans. "I have kids now," Cook said after practice Wednesday.
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December 21, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Big men, suddenly, are in extremely short supply around here. Two games on consecutive nights took out two Clippers forwards on their recent trip and the news regarding both players was not encouraging Tuesday. Craig Smith (herniated disk) and Brian Cook (sprained right ankle) won't be back until next month, and Smith's longer-term availability will depend on how he responds to the epidural he received Tuesday. "We're going to have to find a way to weather the storm here for the next couple of weeks," Clipper coach Vinny Del Negro said, not aiming for a clever weather-related line.
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November 24, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Brian Cook, slowly but surely, is starting to redefine those nettlesome three initials feared by NBA players. DNP. Did Not Play vanished from Cook's game log, starting on the Clippers' last trip to the Midwest, turning into 19 minutes and his season-high 11 points at Indiana. Since then, there were nearly 22 minutes at home against the New York Knicks and 11-plus more (and a bench-pleasing dunk) in Monday's win against New Orleans. "I have kids now," Cook said after practice Wednesday.
SPORTS
December 7, 2006 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Brian Cook was back on the bench, a spot of good news for him in an otherwise rocky few weeks. He has fought off an upper respiratory tract infection and dealt with a brief bout of vertigo that left him clinging to the walls of the team training facility, wondering what was happening to him. But even before that, his playing time had been almost halved. Cook, 26, signed a three-year, $10.5-million contract extension Oct. 31, but other numbers haven't been as comforting for him.
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October 31, 2005 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers are expected to exercise their option on forward Brian Cook today, Cook's agent said Sunday, a move that would keep the third-year forward under contract through the 2006-07 season. Cook, picked 24th by the Lakers in the 2003 draft, has averaged 5.7 points through two seasons and will be one of the first post players off the bench for Coach Phil Jackson. He will make $1.8 million next season. "It appears they're going to pick up the option," said Mark Bartelstein, Cook's agent.
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September 22, 2003 | Larry Stewart
What: "Brian Cook: An Illini Legend." Author: Mark Tupper. Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC. Price: $5.95. * Brian Cook appears to be a step ahead of most NBA players. The Lakers' first-round draft pick already has had a book written about him. Granted, it's not a big book -- it's only a 96-page paperback. But it's still a book. So why does this young man warrant a biography?
SPORTS
July 20, 2003 | Chris Snow, Times Staff Writer
Expressionless, Mitch Kupchak looked on from the Long Beach State stands July 16 as the summer-league Lakers played the Warriors. Then Luke Walton, the Lakers' second-round draft pick, intercepted a Mike Dunleavy pass, put the ball on the court and began a fastbreak the other way. "Six-eight like that, versatile," the Laker general manager blurted, sitting up in his seat and offering a moment of unprompted exclamation.
SPORTS
June 27, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers believe they started back on Thursday night, from a six-game loss in the Western Conference semifinals, from the roster erosion that killed their run of NBA championships at three, finally able to do something after six weeks of pondering. They began the process of rebuilding their roster around Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, first at No.
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June 27, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers believe they started back on Thursday night, from a six-game loss in the Western Conference semifinals, from the roster erosion that killed their run of NBA championships at three, finally able to do something after six weeks of pondering. They began the process of rebuilding their roster around Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, first at No.
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