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Pistons officially announce training camp invitations

Brian Cook during the 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League
Brian Cook during the 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League
Mike Payne

The Detroit Pistons officially announced four additions to their training camp roster. Word already leaked about Lorenzo Brown and Hasheem Thabeet, but nine-year veteran Brian Cook and Josh Bostic have been added, as well.

Cook, you may recall, played for the Pistons during the Orlando Pro Summer League. He has nine years in the NBA under his belt but took the last two years off to assist his wife during her battle with cancer, which is now in remission. He previously played under Stan Van Gundy during parts of two seasons with the Orlando Magic. I'll be rooting for him to showcase his abilities in the preseason and earn a roster spot somewhere in the NBA.

The Pistons will hold their first training camp practice on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The team's official press release announcing the moves is below:

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Lorenzo Brown and Josh Bostic to their training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Thabeet, 7-3, 263, was drafted second overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. In 224 games with Memphis, Oklahoma City, Portland and Houston, he’s averaged 2.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 10.5 minutes per game. The University of Connecticut product was named National Defensive Player of the Year following his junior season.

Cook, a nine-year NBA veteran, has averaged 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 421 games (74 starts) with the Lakers, Magic, Clippers, Rockets and Wizards. He was drafted 24th overall by the Lakers in the 2003 NBA Draft after starring at the University of Illinois.

Brown, 6-5, 189, was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft out of North Carolina State University. He played in 26 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last season and averaged 2.5 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

Bostic, 6-5, 230, played last season for the Elan Chalon of the French League and averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 10 games. He was named the 2008-09 NCAA Division II Player of the Year after leading Findlay University to a 36-0 record and a national championship.