NBA Rumors: Free agent Drew Gooden likely to sign with the Wizards

Feb 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks power forward Drew Gooden (0) and point guard Monta Ellis (11) come off the court during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Bucks defeated the Mavericks 95-90. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With Nene out 4-6 weeks, the Washington Wizards have turned to the free agent market to find a replacement. Although Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin will probably play the majority of the minutes in Nene’s absence, the Wizards will “likely” sign free agent Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract.

Gooden’s last stop in the NBA was with the Milwaukee Bucks before getting waived via the amnesty clause. He averaged about 12 points and 8 rebounds per game during his career.

Ironically enough, Gooden was traded to the Wizards in 2010, but was traded from Washington just four days later.

I don’t expect Gooden to replace Nene’s production, but he was a pretty good player a few years ago. He averaged about 14 points and 7 rebounds in 2012 with the Bucks, but he is 32 years old, so I’m not sure how much he has left in the tank. Of course, it’s only a 10-day contract, so if things don’t work out, Washington could still potentially fill the final roster spot with a different player before March 1st.

Drew Gooden’s agent, Dan Fegan, represents several Wizards players, including John Wall, so that could’ve played a part in Washington’s interest in the free agent. I honestly don’t know what to think of this move, but I guess we’ll just have to see what happens.

Topics: Drew Gooden, Drew Gooden Wizards, NBA Free Agents, Nba News, NBA Rumors, Washington Wizards

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