HoopsHype Drew Gooden rumors
The NBA executive of the year struck quickly on the first day of free agency, agreeing in principle to a five-year, $32 million contract with power forward Drew Gooden. And the Bucks took some major steps toward securing a long-term commitment from shooting guard John Salmons, who had opted out of the final year of his contract on Tuesday. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
More on Drew Gooden... If you are wondering… Drew Gooden's five-year $32 million deal is completely guaranteed. The Bucks were after Gooden fairly aggressively last summer, and he opted to go to Dallas to chase a championship, agreeing to a partial guaranteed one-year deal. The Bucks tried desperately to obtain Gooden at the trade deadline and wasted no time in free agency in securing his services. HoopsWorld
Drew Gooden apparently is headed to the Milwaukee Bucks, two league sources told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher. The two sides are discussing a deal that could be worth $32 million over five years, a source close to Gooden said. The deal is not done and details still need to be worked out, a source said, but it appears both sides are committed to getting it done. ESPN.com
The deal with Salmons is "real close," a league source said Thursday, but not completely finished. Earlier in the day, Milwaukee agreed to terms with veteran power forward Drew Gooden on a five-year, $32 million deal, continuing an active offseason that saw the Bucks acquire veteran forward Corey Maggette from Golden State last month for center Dan Gadzuric and guard Charlie Bell. The Bucks know that the 28-year-old Gooden has bounced around from team to team throughout his career, but feel he can settle in at power forward next to center Andrew Bogut instead of having to play in the middle as he did in Dallas and in other stops in his career. NBA.com
Drew Gooden has reached agreement on a five-year, $32 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Gooden has played for eight teams in eight seasons, and hopes to find some stability with the fast-rising Bucks. Yahoo! Sports
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