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Drew Gooden | Center/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
College: Kansas
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Drew Gooden will not be able to represent Finland in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
His application for dual citizenship will not be cleared in time for the tournament, according to the Washington Post. Gooden's mother is Finnish and the 12-year vet was hoping to obtain dual citizenship and a Finnish passport so that he could represent the country this summer. He re-signed with the Wizards on a one-year deal this offseason. Aug 21 - 5:02 PM

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Wizards veteran Drew Gooden hopes to play for Finland in this summer's FIBA World Cup.

Gooden's mother is Finnish and he should be eligible as long as he has obtained dual citizenship and a Finnish passport. The 12-year veteran was re-signed by Washington on a one-year contract this summer, coming off a season in which he averaged 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Aug 5 - 4:12 PM

Drew Gooden has re-signed with the Wizards on a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.

Gooden didn't have a team for much of the 2013-14 season but he played well after latching on with Washington in February. He'll play a bit role in a somewhat stacked frontcourt that already features Marcin Gortat, Nene, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin.
Jul 15 - 4:04 PM

Drew Gooden is expected to re-sign with the Wizards on a veteran's minimum deal, according to sources.

Gooden is likely to re-sign as it enables him to retain his Early Bird rights. He also had a great run with Washington averaging 8.3 points, and 5.2 rebounds on 53.1 percent shooting. Gooden is a guy that can offer much more to the Wizards organization than he can a fantasy basketball team, and he can be safely ignored in re-draft leagues.
Jun 30 - 5:04 PM

Drew Gooden is likely to re-sign with the Wizards next season because it allows him to keep his Early Bird rights.

He can get as many as five years with a 7.5 percent increase in pay while it also doesn't affect the salary cap. If Gooden doesn't come back to the Wizards, he would lose his Early Bird rights and have to wait two more years to get it back. He was a diamond in the rough last year for the Wizards and they may give him minutes in the high teens next season.
Jun 28 - 9:36 AM

Free agent Drew Gooden said that he will "hopefully" re-sign with the Wizards.

"I have a comfort level there like no other right now," he said. "I can’t see myself wanting to go play with another team, to prove myself again for another coach in another organization." Gooden had a surprisingly effective run with the Wizards last season, averaging 8.3 points on 53.1 percent shooting over 22 games, but the 32-year-old journeyman is no longer a fantasy consideration.
Jun 27 - 2:23 PM

Drew Gooden scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and no steals or blocks on Friday.

Gooden has sputtered lately and Nene isn't even back yet. Maybe he'll surprise us with another big night before it's all said and done but he's certainly worth dropping.
Apr 4 - 11:03 PM

Drew Gooden made all five attempts from the field during Saturday's win over the Hawks for 16 points with eight boards, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

He set a season high in minutes tonight and rebounded nicely from a couple duds. Gooden has been a nice per-minute guy entering tonight with season averages of 9.7 points, 5.7 boards and 0.4 blocks in 17.4 minutes, so he would be a nice asset should he keep the playing time. Of course, his age makes it hard to sign off on that happening.
Mar 29 - 10:55 PM

Drew Gooden scored three points in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday, making 1-of-5 field goals with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

Gooden hasn't played more than 20 minutes in the Wizards' past four games. His run of ultra-efficient games was due to end, and it's no surprise that it happened vs. the Pacers' elite defense. Nene (sprained MCL) may return to action in early April, casting a further pall on Gooden's fantasy outlook, and he's safe to cut for a free agent with more upside.
Mar 28 - 10:06 PM

Drew Gooden's hot streak continued with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting in Sunday's road loss the Nuggets.

Mid-range jumpers are Gooden's bread and butter play, but he's shown impressive range this season with 0.5 threes per game on 45.5 percent shooting beyond the arc. He added only three rebounds in 18 minutes of action and the low playing time is a concern, but he remains a viable option with three games on the Wizards' schedule this week.
Mar 23 - 7:51 PM

Drew Gooden received a $15,000 fine from the NBA for "committing an unnecessary act by clamping" Nick Young's arm and "attempting to throw him to the floor."

That's not a very common infraction to be fined for, but it sums up what Gooden did for the most part. He won't be suspended and continues to be a pleasant surprise for the Wizards this season.
Mar 22 - 8:32 PM

Drew Gooden was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul against the Lakers on Friday, finishing with 11 points and 11 boards in 19 minutes.

He hooked arms with Nick Young as the major infraction. Young called Gooden's action "uncalled for" and he also called Gooden "over-aggressive." Gooden hasn't really been in the making friends business in the NBA, but he's playing extremely well for the Wizards and is worth owning in standard leagues while he's hot like he is right now.
Mar 22 - 4:03 AM

Drew Gooden kept his momentum going on Thursday vs. the Blazers with 18 points, nine boards, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

He and D.J. Augustin are probably two of the most surprising players to make serious contributions on playoff teams after being picked up off the scrap heap this season. Gooden has scored at least 18 points in three consecutive games and is definitely on the radar as a pickup in standard leagues with Marcin Gortat (back) going down tonight.
Mar 21 - 12:31 AM

Drew Gooden hit 7-of-10 shots and two more 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss.

He was unconscious in this one and is now averaging 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.5 3-pointers over his last two games. We have no idea how long he's going to be this hot, and he even had to pull a 'Jordan shrug' after one of tonight's triples. If you have someone you want to cut, picking up Gooden might work out.
Mar 19 - 1:52 AM

The Wizards signed Drew Gooden for the remainder of the season on Tuesday.

Gooden is coming off a strong game with 21 points and nine rebounds on Saturday, but in his previous game he was scoreless in seven minutes. His typical production will fall somewhere in between most games, making him an unlikely source of value in standard leagues.
Mar 18 - 3:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Andre Miller
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Martell Webster
3Glen Rice Jr.
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Drew Gooden
3DeJuan Blair
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kris Humphries
3Kevin Seraphin
4Melvin Ely