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Drew Gooden | Center/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
College: Kansas
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Drew Gooden has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Wizards next season.
Gooden will provide Washington with some emergency depth, but he won't be getting significant minutes as long as Nene and Kris Humphries are healthy. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. Jul 9 - 7:01 PM

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Of the Wizards' remaining free agents, Drew Gooden is the most likely to return, a source told CSN Washington.

Gooden developed into somewhat of a stretch-four for the Wizards and played a larger than expected role for the team, so with Paul Pierce's departure and Nene's constant health issues, Gooden could be an under-the-radar name to monitor if he does return to Washington.
Jul 6 - 10:22 AM

The Wizards are still monitoring the David West situation, but they are also reportedly moving on to re-sign Drew Gooden and adding another wing.

The feeling is mutual between Gooden and the Wizards, so it's possible that a deal gets done relatively quickly. Gooden emerged as the primary big off the bench down the stretch last season, and the fact that he developed a 3-point shot bodes well for his chances of getting playing time next season. He is still not worth a look in standard leagues, though.
Jul 4 - 1:51 PM

Drew Gooden said that he would like to return to the Wizards next season, but he understands that it will be a business decision.

"Whether I am here or somewhere else, I will continue to get better and fill this role I have taken with the Wizards," Gooden said. "I would love for it to be here but if it is not, this is a business and I can swallow that pill too. So we will see what happens." Gooden emerged as a solid contributor off the bench for the Wizards last season, and he even showed some impressive range by sinking 1.2 3-pointers per game in the postseason. It's unclear if Washington will be able to retain his services this summer, but Gooden should be able to draw some interest for any team looking to add a stretch four to their arsenal.
Jun 7 - 11:51 AM

Drew Gooden would "love" to return to the Wizards in free agency.

Gooden revitalized his NBA career with the Wizards over the last two seasons, and he's now turned himself into a legitimate stretch four. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the veteran land a deal that extends beyond just next season, and the Wizards may have more pressing needs with a plethora of big men already under contract.
May 18 - 1:07 PM

Drew Gooden scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds and three blocks in 18 minutes off the bench in Friday's Game 3 win over the Raptors.

Gooden is a high-risk, somewhat high-reward guy to look at as filler for your DFS lineup.
Apr 24 - 11:11 PM

Drew Gooden played 23 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with six points, 10 boards, two assists and one block.

The Raptors actually made Gooden look good today and his line could have been a lot better than this. Gooden had four offensive rebounds and looked as spry as ever. He'll likely be looking at minutes around 20 on Tuesday.
Apr 18 - 4:03 PM

Drew Gooden started for Nene (shoulder, ankle) on Tuesday and posted six points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in a road loss vs. the Pacers.

Washington benefited from a horrible offensive first half from the Pacers but couldn't capitalize, eventually falling 95-99 in double-OT. Gooden logged 38 minutes tonight but his minutes will fall drastically if Nene is cleared to play on Wednesday, so owners should keep a close eye on the injury report.
Apr 15 - 12:03 AM

Drew Gooden scored 16 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

If Drew Gooden hits three 3-pointers and scores 16, you better win. Gooden has actually been pretty good in his last five, averaging 10.8 points, 8.4 boards, 2.0 assists and 2.0 treys. He's on the radar as long as Nene is resting.
Apr 5 - 12:45 AM

Drew Gooden started for Nene (rest) in Friday's blowout win over the Knicks, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with 13 rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes.

If Nene misses more time, Gooden will be a desperation heave for owners on any given night.
Apr 4 - 12:43 AM

Drew Gooden and Otto Porter are starting against the Knicks on Friday.

Nene and Paul Pierce are getting some rest, so there should be plenty of minutes available. Gooden will likely only play in the 18-22 minute range while Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin should help him out. Porter should be able to log 34-38 minutes and is worth a look in daily leagues.
Apr 3 - 6:25 PM

Drew Gooden surprised with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting, three treys, 17 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 39 minutes off the bench on Friday.

These are what's known as 'Drew Gooden games.' Coming out of nowhere for near triple-double like numbers at a moment's notice, the problem for Gooden is actually keeping it up. Kris Humphries continues to miss time with a groin injury so give Gooden a look, but he comes with no guarantees that he'll be productive the next time out.
Mar 28 - 6:24 AM

The Wizards were trounced in Sacramento on Sunday despite Drew Gooden contributing 10 points, six rebounds and two steals off the bench.

He played 23 minutes, making 5-of-13 field goals to become one of three Wizards players in double-figures (Bradley Beal scored 19 and Nene added 11). Gooden's role has expanded with Kris Humphries (groin) on the shelf but he's still not a viable fantasy asset.
Mar 22 - 8:43 PM

Drew Gooden played 26 minutes in the starting lineup on Saturday with two points, nine rebounds, one assist and three steals.

Nene (personal) was with his family for the birth of his twins, so he should be back with the team very soon. Gooden can be kept on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 14 - 9:41 PM

Drew Gooden is in line to pick up more minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

With Kris Humphries (back) looking like he may miss Wednesday's game, Gooden could see some extra run against the Raptors. He stepped in after Humphries went down Monday night and scored 10 points with four rebounds and one three-pointers in 23 minutes, so the 33-year-old could be a solid plug-and-play option if Hump does indeed sit.
Feb 10 - 11:29 AM

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PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Gary Neal
3Martell Webster
SF1Otto Porter
2Jared Dudley
3Alan Anderson
4Kelly Oubre
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair