Cook signs contract extension before tipoff

Updated: November 1, 2006, 2:36 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Brian Cook signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers shortly before their season-opener against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

Cook, a 6-foot-9, 250-pounder, signed the extension about 90 minutes before a 9 p.m. PT deadline, keeping him from becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer.


Cook had career-high totals of 81 games, 7.9 points and 3.4 rebounds last season -- his third with the Lakers after ...

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