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Old 07-18-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Brian Cook had surgery on his right thumb but is expected to be ready for training camp, the team said Tuesday.

Cook hurt his thumb Monday while playing basketball at a gym in Los Angeles and underwent surgery that evening.

He played in 81 games for the Lakers last season, including 46 starts. He averaged 7.9 points and 3.4 rebounds.
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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Well at least these guys are getting theyre injuries taken car of.

But with that thumb injury...is that why he started missing shots against phoenix???
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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Apparently, his thumb affects his ability to do anything. That includes rebounding, passing, dribbling and playing defense. Luckily, it does allow him to commit an inordinate amount of fouls.

Wierd . . .
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Maybe the doctor can inject him with defense and rebounding skills.
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Maybe the doctor can inject him with defense and rebounding skills.

HAHA... classic!

The other option is that he could wait until the season starts so that he can have the surgery on the Lakers dime....

Peace!
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:25 AM   #6
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Cook Averaged what, 7.9 ppg right?

Why does everyone deem him as garbage?

Any unstoppable shooter is worth having. He does need to improve D but I really like his shot.
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The things about cookie next year is that not only is it going that going to drop because of the arrival of V-rad, its going to drop because now more people know that he can't do anything besides spot up and shoot.

In the Phoenix series you can see that happened often. Everytime he'd get the ball they'd get real close on him and force him to put the ball on the floor where he is defenitely not confortable. During the season he shot 51% and in the series he averaged 39% thats the problem.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:27 AM   #8
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Cook Averaged what, 7.9 ppg right?

Why does everyone deem him as garbage?

Any unstoppable shooter is worth having. He does need to improve D but I really like his shot.


WAYYY FARRRR from being "unstoppable..."

Defense wins championships... he's way too soft!
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:33 PM   #9
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Cook needs to develop a post game and play some defense. Rebounding is another thing he needs to get better at.

He's improved every year he's been in the league, so it's not unreasonable to expect that he'll get better at these skills.
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:34 PM   #10
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WAYYY FARRRR from being "unstoppable..."

Defense wins championships... he's way too soft!


Cook is definitly not "unstoppable" but he is a consistent shooter..and when you can do that there is always a place for you in this league...I think he can develope into a stronger player...i really liked his shot last season...and if he can learn to take the ball on the floor, defenders will need to respect that and his shot as well...you need D to win championships...but i dont know if Miami was mush of a defensive team...but they hav dwade and shaq...it looks like the trend of the NBA is to replicate the suns type of team, have 2-3 scorers and not relly focus on D...
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