Wizards Sign Four For Training Camp
September 19, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed center/forward Brian Cook and has signed forward/center Earl Barron, guard Steven Gray and forward Shavlik Randolph. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released.
Cook (6-9, 250) averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16 games with the Wizards last season. He was originally acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers as part of the three-team deal that brought Nene to the Wizards from the Denver Nuggets, sent JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to the Nuggets and sent Nick Young to the Clippers. The nine-year veteran holds career averages of 5.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 421 games between the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Clippers and Wizards and has appeared in 31 career playoff games.
Barron (7-0, 250) has posted career averages of 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 112 games over six seasons between the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors. He appeared in two games for the Warriors last season in addition to spending time with the Meralco Bolts in the Philippines.
Gray (6-5, 205) played for Ventspils in Latvia last season, averaging 10.9 points per game. The product of Gonzaga appeared in three games for the Wizards’ entry in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he averaged 7.3 points and 2.0 assists.
Randolph (6-10, 236) holds career averages of 5.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 22 career games over five seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat. He played last season with the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association and also played for the Wizards during the 2012 NBA Summer League, averaging 7.3 points and 7.8 rebounds over four games.