Brian Cook Signs With the Washington Wizards

by September 19, 2012

The Wizards have retained Brian Cook on a non-guaranteed deal, according the Cook’s agent. From the WaPo: “Cook received interest from ‘three or four other teams,’ agent Mark Bartlestein said, ‘but he really felt good about the way things finished up with the Wizards. He really enjoyed playing for [Coach Randy Wittman] and with the guys on the team and they kind of expressed the same thing to him. And as we were looking at different things, he wanted to go back. He had a comfort level. He’s back and hopefully, it will work out great.’ The Wizards will enter training camp with 18 players and one roster spot up for grabs – if the team elects to enter the season with the maximum 15 players. Cook, big men Shavlik Randolph and Earl Barron, and point guard Steven Gray all signed training camp deals and Shelvin Mack has a partially guaranteed-contract but the remaining players are all signed to guaranteed deals. Cook averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16 games with the Wizards. Though used sparingly, he had a season-high 10 points and nine rebounds in a loss to Indiana on April 4. After the season, Cook explained his initial apprehension about the deal and how his opinion changed shortly after arriving.”