From Ramona Shelburne’s report on ESPNLosAngeles.com:
The Clippers are close to signing veteran power forward Brian Cook to a two-year, $2.3 million contract, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein Friday morning.
Clippers sources said the deal would likely be completed later this afternoon.
The former Laker has played for Orlando and Houston over the past three seasons. He was waived by the Rockets on February 19, after playing sparingly in just 15 games.
Cook is a career 39.1 shooter from behind the 3-point arc. His best year came in 2005-06 with the Lakers, when he averaged 7.9 points on 42.9 percent 3-point shooting.
The deal is said to include a player-option on the second year.
We’ll have more details and analysis as the deal is finalized.