It is not often that a player can step away from the league for two seasons and then find his way back onto an NBA roster, but Brian Cook, a nine-year veteran who played for the L.A. Lakers and four other NBA teams, is currently giving it his best shot at the Orlando Summer League.
Cook, drafted in the first round by the Lakers over a decade ago, is 33 years old, which makes him...
Stretch power forwards have become more and more valuable in the NBA. The Pistons and Rockets both have a plethora of stretch power forwards. Pistons also have a lot of combo guards that they look to rely on. The Detroit Pistons look to rely on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as a leader to the younger guards, and produce on the offensive side. Pope came into this league as more of a perimeter...
Posted to Mockery15$ to make an All Time Illini Basketball Team. Who would you take?
Deron Williams 5
Derek Harper 4
Dee Brown 3
Bruce Douglas 2
Frank Williams 1
Kendall Gill 5
Nick Anderson 4
Brandon Paul 3
Luther Head 2
Cory Bradford 1
Deon Thomas 5
Brian Cook 4
James Augustine 3
Marcus Liberty 2
Mike Davis 1
Ken Norman 5
Kenny Battle 4
Marcus Liberty 3
This is what we live for. Two of the best teams in the nation battling it out for the right to be called national champions in 2014. In the red corner, the Stanford Cardinal, they of one of the strongest college sport pedigrees in the nation, winners of national championships of some kind for an amazing 37 straight years, and winners of this men’s volleyball national championship...
A long NCAA men’s volleyball season has led up to tonight, as four teams do battle for the right to play for a national title. In a pair of regular season rematches, BYU and Stanford met for the fourth time on the year (just think if this had been UCLA and Stanford — could potentially have been their fifth meeting), while the homestanding Loyola Ramblers face Penn State, a team...
When it’s national championship time, it’s time to hand out the hardware. The top two seeded teams in the tournament split the major awards.
The Player of the Year nod went to (perhaps) the most obvious choice, BYU’s Taylor Sander. Obvious choice doesn’t mean wrong choice, it just means obvious. As I said when enumerating the season’s All-Americans, and specifically the...
The AVCA All-American teams have been announced. Let’s take a look at them.
Taylor Averill – (MB, RS Jr, Hawaii)
Michael Brinkley — (L, Jr, UC Irvine)
Micah Christenson — (S, Jr, USC)
Brian Cook – (OH, Sr, Stanford)
Taylor Crabb – (OH, Sr, Long Beach State)
Thomas Jaeschke — (OH, Soph, Loyola)
Geoff Powell — (OH, RS Jr, Lewis)
Gonzalo Quiroga – (OH, Sr...
The biggest issue I have with Tommy Amaker was his mediocre tenure at Michigan. As an outsider, it always seemed like he underachieved. But to get a more informed opinion on his time in Ann Arbor, I asked blogging pioneer Brian Cook of MgoBlog his thoughts on Amaker. Brian's two cents follow:"Amaker walked into a disaster area at Michigan and did make things better pretty...
No, this isn't some look into the distant or even not-so-distant past at collegiate and national-level players who have fallen off the scene (though it raises the question, Where Have You Gone, Tony Ciarelli?). This is a look at each team in the four major conferences and our (by which I of course mean my) expectations of them coming into this season. We're about two-thirds...
Here's an exciting matchup out of the MPSF, pitting two teams surprisingly at opposite ends of the conference standings. After difficult losses last week to UCLA and UCSB, both in five sets, Stanford find themselves mired on 11th place in conference. Nobody thinks they'll end the season in 11th place, but they've got a tall task to avoid an 0-3 conference...
Here's a match with some potential postseason implications. Anyone keen on the idea of an at-large bid going to the Midwest will be rooting for Lewis tonight, as any MIVA win over the MPSF, and not least over a team as good as Stanford, will help the chance of that out quite a bit. And of course, there's the whole "two top-ten teams going at it" aspect...
Men's season? With women's conference tournaments heating up? Heresy, ain't it?
But yes, here's a post about the impending men's season. My fellow volley-blogger Vinnie Lopes, who specialises in covering the men's game while I play the field, is awarding preseason All-American honours, and has included me in the voting body. I've mentioned before that...
The Utah Jazz have signed Jamaal Tinsley and waived Brian Cook, Justin Holiday, Lester Hudson, Scott Machado and Dominic McGuire, the team announced on Saturday.
Tinsley had been widely reported as receiving interest from the Jazz.
Cook, Holiday, Hudson, Machado and McGuire all were under training camp deals.
Los Angeles Lakers — 108 Utah Jazz — 94 Takeaways for the Utah Jazz: Lets start off with the fact that even in this loss, the Jazz had six players scoring in double figures. Including, second year Gordon Hayward and veteran (former Laker) Brian Cook. Cook shot an average six for fourteen and recorded five ...The post Lakers down Jazz on big night for Jordan Farmar appeared first...
The Utah Jazz will bring Brian Cook into training camp.
Cook entered the NBA in 2003 and had his most notable seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Cook was waived by the Washington Wizards late in the preseason last season and then played in Puerto Rico.
September 28, 2013
Ask any St. Louis Rams fan to name the St. Louis Rams 1999 receiving corp, and the majority can name four out of the five players. This year's teams has a very young group at wide receiever and even the new-comer Jared Cook is expected to put up big numbers. Sam Bradford has to find a new security blanket with the departure of Danny Amendola. Bradford and his new crew will have...
Kenny Kadji from the U, is a 6’11” 242 pounder with some offensive skills that would make you giggle with joy if you drafted him. From Cameroon, and already at the age of 25 years old, Kenny is projected to go in the 2nd round of this years NBA draft. Why so late in the draft? Probably because Kenny is already in his mid 20’s and he is not known as a banger in the paint eating...
Single-play match-ups for the 2013-14 Big Ten season were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Here are three quick reactions to the draw.
1. Single-play problem needs to be fixed
If you believe the school presidents, an 18 game schedule is here to stay and divisional splits in basketball aren’t coming anytime soon. That means the single-play problem isn’t going away...
At the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, which feels like a year ago given the poor play over the first four games, critics all acknowledged the fact that the Wizards were going to be hurting in the big-man department.
Kevin Seraphin was injured, Nene is out for the indefinite future, Okafor had a poor preseason, Brian Cook was dropped, and the only player left was Earl Barron...
cavaliers 94 wizards 8410/30/2012 - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH ESPN BoxscoreNBA.com Game Highlights
Wizards Player of the Game
Earl Barron. One of the biggest sparks of the late third quarter and fourth quarter run, Barron pulled out eight points, eigt boards, a steal and a block. Without him, the Wizards might have found themselves in a blowout that seemed to be...
Apologies for the silence this past week. That’s generally what happens when I travel for work and play. Hopefully you haven’t left us forever.
Recaps from the Skins’ 27-12 loss in Pittsburgh. [Bog, Keim, McFanboy]
It’s clear that the Skins defense is horrible and needs fixing. [Jason Reid]
DeAngelo Hall lost all composure and cost the team 30 yards. PSGO. [Bog]
The Washington Wizards got their roster down to 15 players on Sunday by waiving center-forward Brian Cook and guard Shelvin Mack. Cook had been signed by Washington to a training camp contract on September 17 after averaging 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds for the Wizards last season. Mack averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 assists as a rookie last season.
The Wizards have cut Shelvin Mack and Brian Cook, leaving Jannero Pargo and Earl Barron on their regular season roster.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie guard Bradley Beal scored 14 points and made two late free throws in the Washington Wizards' 99-95 preseason victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Brian Cook's 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds remaining gave the Wizards a 95-93 lead, and Beal, the former Florida star drafted third overall, made two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to...
Rookie guard Bradley Beal scored 14 points and made two late free throws in the Washington Wizards' 99-95 preseason victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Brian Cook's 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds remaining gave the Wizards a 95-93 lead, and Beal, the former Florida star drafted third overall, made two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to seal the victory...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012