HoopsHype Drew Gooden rumors

March 8, 2014 Updates

But instead of seeking revenge during his return to Milwaukee nearly seven months after they severed ties, Gooden said he plans to focus on the fans, who often serenaded him with chants of “We want Drew” while he watched others play. “The people that had my back the most out there were my teammates and the fans. That’s who had my back and who had me going throughout that whole season,” Gooden said. That was a joy to see, that they really enjoyed me being there and they respected my work I put in there. That was the one thing that motivated me to come to work and still go hard in the morning.” Washington Post

March 7, 2014 Updates

A source with knowledge of the team’s thinking said the Wizards’ “likely” will sign Gooden to a second 10-day contract on Saturday after his first one expires. Gooden has only been with the team for a week, which he jokingly said gives him a good excuse if makes a mistake because he can just blame it on learning the system. But after being a well-traveled player – the Wizards are the 10th team for which he has suited up – Gooden hasn’t had a really difficult time fitting in. Washington Post

March 6, 2014 Updates

“We always joke about how many teams I’ve been on, so this is not anything new for me, about trying to transition as quick as I have to in a short amount of time. The good thing is, we’re in a winning situation and whatever it takes to help the team, I’m going to do it,” Gooden said. “I had a lot of time to reflect on my career and having that much time off really tests your professionalism. Having to wake up on your own schedule and having to work out.” Washington Post

February 26, 2014 Updates

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract. “We will rely on all of our frontcourt players to step up and contribute as we go through this stretch without Nene,” said Grunfeld. “Signing Drew gives us size, shooting ability and experience to add to that mix.” NBA.com

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

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