The Jazz hacked away at their bloated preseason roster Saturday, in order to set the 15-man roster for the start of the season. Brian Cook, Dominic McGuire, Justin Holiday, Lester Hudson and Scott Machado were all cut Wednesday, after playing minor roles in the preseason.
The Wizards cut guard Shelvin Mack and forward Brian Cook Sunday.
Washington power forward Brian Cook saw some added run on Wednesday against Indiana with both Nene and Trevor Booker missing the game. Cook played 29 minutes off the bench and just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Cook shot 4 of 6 from the field and hit a 3-pointer as he also had two assists during his 29 minutes on the court.
While Nene isn't ready to make his first appearance for the Wizards, the other piece acquired in Thursday's deadline deal, Brian Cook, saw the floor for Washington for the first time on Sunday against the Grizzlies. Cook played eight minutes off the bench, scoring three points on 1 of 4 shooting, with all of his attempts coming from three-point range. He also added one rebound as the Wizards lost, 97-92.
Yahoo! Sports reports that center Nene has been traded as part of a three-team deal. Nene goes to the Wizards, center JaVale McGee is headed to Denver and guard Nick Young is going to the Clippers. Brian Cook is also headed from the Clippers to Washington.
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