WIZARDS SIGN DREW GOODEN TO 10-DAY CONTRACTPosted on February 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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."
Gooden (6-10, 230) has played 11 seasons with Memphis, Orlando, Cleveland, Chicago, Sacramento, San Antonio, Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee, appearing in 687 career regular season games (493 starts) while averaging 11.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27.0 minutes per contest. He has shot .465 (3,213-6,913) from the field and .759 (1,634-2,154) from the free throw line. The former fourth overall pick (2002 by Memphis) last played during the 2012-13 campaign with Milwaukee, where he averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16 games. Gooden has averaged 10.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in 27.1 minutes over 44 career postseason games with Orlando, Cleveland and San Antonio, including a run to the 2007 NBA Finals with the Cavaliers.Posted in: Sports
The Wizards extended their win streak to four after a convincing win against division opponent Orlando Magic. The Wizards had four players reach the 20+ point mark for the the first time since April 6, 2010 with John Wall leading all scorers with 27 points. For their next game, the Wizards head north of the border to clash with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday at 7:00PM. The Raptors lead the season series 3-0 with their most recent win coming at Verizon Center just eight days ago. Look to Comcast SportsNet+ for TV coverage and WFED-AM 1500 for radio listeners.