HoopsHype Drew Gooden rumors

February 25, 2014 Updates

The Wizards have agreed to terms with veteran big man Drew Gooden on a 10-day contract, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Gooden is expected to arrive in Washington on Tuesday night and will sign a contract before practicing with the team at Verizon Center. He will then join the Wizards for their two-game road trip through Toronto and Philadelphia. Washington Post

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The Bucks are however trying to find a home for Samuel Dalembert and Drew Gooden. Neither are overly sexy acquisitions, especially with Gooden owed some $13.3 million over the next two seasons, but those are the two names most linked to Milwaukee. HoopsWorld

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If Drew Gooden is upset about being on the inactive list, he’s doing a whale of a job hiding it. The veteran power forward has said nary a negative word about his demotion. What’s more, he’s been constantly encouraging his teammates in practices and games. Sunday afternoon, after all his teammates and coaches had left the premises, Gooden spent nearly a half hour mentoring young big man Larry Sanders. “I’m not a selfish person and I’m not a selfish teammate,” Gooden said. “I’ll do whatever I can to help the team. Right now, I’m trying to help the team vocally in any way I can.” Racine Journal-Times

November 12, 2012 Updates

After two straight injury-plagued seasons, Drew Gooden is confident that his health is strong and is the best it has been in his time with the Bucks. He’s been listed inactive over the past two games, but for now, he hasn’t broached the topic with coaches and doesn’t plan on doing so. “I’m doing great,” Gooden told RealGM on Saturday night. “I feel this is the healthiest I’ve been in quite some time.” RealGM

April 6, 2012 Updates

Bucks center Drew Gooden reported some improvement with his sore lower back, after he sat out Milwaukee’s 107-98 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday night. “We thought the best thing was to get a couple days’ rest and see if it calms down,” Gooden said. “I’ve got to be smart in this situation. “It feels a whole lot better today and we’ll see how it feels tomorrow.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

March 12, 2012 Updates

A source close to the Bucks said they are doubtful that now is the time to get maximum value for the injured Bogut, meaning any and all suitors will have to make a strong push to do a deal. Bogut is owed a combined $27 million for the next two seasons, and -- as was reported by ESPN.com -- Milwaukee is indeed looking to unload the contracts of either Stephen Jackson (one season remaining at $10.1 million) or Drew Gooden (three seasons remaining for a combined $20.1 million) in any Bogut trade. For all the justified talk of Bogut's career being forever affected by his many ailments, the Bucks appear ready to move past this disappointing chapter either now or perhaps this summer. SI.com

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The 6-foot-10 veteran said he will use the time during the all-star break to rest the injury and will try to return next week. "I keep getting it banged up, where I'm landing on it or falling on the floor," Gooden said in the Bucks' locker room before the game against the Chicago Bulls. "Or getting it jammed while guarding guys in the post, just trying to make plays defensively. "It got to the point where it was just tough warming up before the game. It was painful to shoot. It got to the point where if I was going to shoot, it was only going to be in the game. "I couldn't warm up or do any spot shooting at practice. Some days at practice would be the worst. I needed for it to calm down and see what was really going on with it." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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