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Brian Cook waived by Houston Rockets

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[February 23, 2010]  HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets waived former Lincoln High School and University of Illinois star Brian Cook on Saturday and signed guard Garrett Temple to a second 10-day contract.

Cook, 29, appeared in just 15 games this season, averaging 1.4 points and 0.6 rebounds in three minutes per contest. The 6-foot-9 forward is in his seventh NBA season. He has career averages of 5.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 349 games with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Orlando Magic and the Rockets.

Temple has averaged 16 minutes, 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in three games since being called up from the NBA Development League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

[Associated Press]

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