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DREW GOODEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wizards' Drew Gooden won't play for Finland at FIBA World Cup

Washington Wizards big man Drew Gooden, whose mother is Finnish, planned to play for Finland in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. His application for dual citizenship, however, won't be cleared in time to do so, according to the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo. Finland's submitted 12-man roster did not include Gooden, according to a Finnish report. He begun the paperwork process...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Gooden To Represent Finland in FIBA World Cup

Washington Wizards power forward, Drew Gooden, 32, will represent Finland at FIBA World Cup Spain 2014;Finland start their FIBA World Cup Spain 2014 campaign against United States on August 30 inside the Bizakaia Arena in Greater Bilbao. Gooden, whose mother is Finnish, has NBA career averages of 11.7 points per game, 7.5 rebounds, whilst shooting 46 percent from the...
Via Overtime
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Gooden to play for Finland in World Cup

A few days ago, the backcourt of the Washington Wizards were in the news as they were cut from Team USA. Now one of their teammates is making news as well. Forward Drew Gooden is half Finnish and has a citizenship in Finland. So Gooden is eligible to play for the Finland national basketball team and according to Jorge Castillo, he plans on playing. Drew Gooden is indeed planning...
Via No Guts, No Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Gooden on Re-Signing with Wizards: ‘I Would Have Signed That Deal Blindfolded’

Forward Drew Gooden officially re-signed with the Wizards on Friday. Following his signing he told the Wizards Official Blog that he would have signed the deal “blindfolded”. “I’m excited!  Coming back I was joking I would have signed that deal blindfolded because how much I wanted to be a part of the organization.  Because of the fans, media, the energy from the crowd...
Via KCM Sports
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

This is why Drew Gooden's return is a lock

Aside from Drew Gooden making it clear he wants to return to play for the Wizards, it makes the most since for him financially as he's still being paid the Milwaukee Bucks under the "amnesty clause" for the 2014-15 season. It won't cost much for the Wizards to retain him, and for Gooden it allows him to keep his Early Bird rights in tact for better job security...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bucks big man Drew Gooden still motivated

MILWAUKEE -- When training camp rolled around and he was still sitting at home without a job offer, Drew Gooden had to do a bit of soul searching. He was about to get paid $13.36 million over the next two years to sit at home by the Milwaukee Bucks after the team used the amnesty provision to release him in July. Was it worth it to stay in shape in case a team came calling? "...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks use amnesty provision to waive Drew Gooden

The Milwaukee Bucks have waived forward Drew Gooden under the amnesty provision, the team announced Tuesday evening. Gooden, 31, had two years and 13.36 million remaining on a five-year, 32 million contract he signed with Milwaukee in 2010. While Gooden will still get paid, the Bucks won't have the money count against the salary cap. The amnesty provision was added in the collective...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss
TOILET HUMOR

Drew Gooden holds odd Twitter contest

The Bucks big man offered tickets to Monday's Milwaukee-Chicago tilt to the first person who sent him a photo of a Bulls jersey in a toilet. Someone complied.

Via Next Impulse Sports
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Gooden providing value down low for Bucks

MILWAUKEE When Andrew Bogut saw his season put on hold with a broken ankle, the Bucks had no choice but to turn to Drew Gooden to fill the void at starting center. He's struggled in his last two games, (7-of-27 from the field, 23 points, 12 rebounds) but overall, Gooden has provided adequate coverage in the low post, despite being undersized and often seemingly overmatched...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss
TRICKY RICKY

Ricky Rubio shows off handle at charity game

OK so maybe it's not an NBA game (thank you lockout) but Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio finally got to play with his fellow NBA players at Drew Gooden's charity game and did he deliver.Rubio showed off the passing ability and dribbling skills which made him a coveted draft pick out of Spain.From behind-the-back passes, dribbling the ball between a defender's...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss
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