Wizards finalize roster by releasing Brian Cook, Shelvin Mack

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Wizards finalized their 15-man roster on Sunday when the organization announced that Brian Cook and Shelvin Mack had been waived.

The Washington Wizards have trimmed their roster by two and now have their 15-man roster finalized. The Wizards announced on Sunday that center/forward Brian Cook and guard Shelvin Mack had been waived. Mack was waived despite having a partially-guaranteed rookie contract.

Cook was acquired by the Wizards in the March 15, 2012 three-team trade which brought Nene to Washington. Cook was re-signed in mid-September. In 16 games for the Wizards last season, Cook averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. In the 2012 preseason, Cook averaged 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in seven games.

Mack was drafted by the Wizards with the 34th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Mack averaged 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12.2 minutes per game as a rookie. Mack averaged 4.1 points per game in eight 2012 preseason games.

Here's the 15-man Wizards roster:

John Wall
Nene Hilario
Emeka Okafor
Trevor Ariza
Bradley Beal
Kevin Seraphin
Trevor Booker
Jordan Crawford
Jan Vesely
Chris Singleton
Martell Webster
A.J. Price
Cartier Martin
Jannero Pargo
Earl Barron

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