Another Aussie has joined the NBA, with Sydney Kings NBL MVP Xavier Cooks signing a two-year deal with the Washington Wizards.
The 27-year old power forward will play out the remainder of the NBL championship series between Sydney and the New Zealand Breakers before he links up with the Wizards for the rest of the current NBA campaign and 2023/24 on a contract buyout.
Cooks has averaged 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and four assists per game this season to take out MVP honours after leading the Kings to the championship last season, where he won the Larry Sengstock Medal as the Grand Final Series MVP.
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The Wollongong product, who went undrafted out of college at Winthrop, has also played professionally in Germany and…