Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 4 days ago

Gooden (glute) is out Friday night vs the Knicks Chris Miller of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gooden is in the stage of his career where preseason minutes aren't essential in defining his role on the team, which is why the Wizards are likely being cautious here. Barring any injuries to Humphries or Gortat, Gooden will likely settle in as a formidable role player this season.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 3 months ago

Gooden re-signed with the Wizards on a one-year deal Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!Sports reports.

This upcoming year will mark Gooden's third straight season with the Wizards. He's coming off a 2014-15 campaign where he averaged 5.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist while playing 17 minutes per game. He also shot 40 percent from the field and a solid 39 percent from deep. Look for him to play similar minutes again during the upcoming season, as he'll remain a depth option behind Nene Hilario in the frontcourt.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 4 months ago

Gooden averaged 5.4 points (40% FG, 39% 3Pt, 77% FT), 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.4 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 17 minutes per game during 51 regular season games in 2014-15.

The 33-year-old showed off an improved shot from the outside this season, and that could help him earn another contract with the Wizards this summer. Gooden contributed 6.8 points (38% FG, 46% 3Pt, 77% FT), 5.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.2 steals, and 1.0 block in 18 minutes per game during 10 playoff games, sinking 12 of his 26 attempts from downtown.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 6 months ago

Gooden moved back to the bench for Friday's game against the Nets.

Gooden saw the start against the Sixers on Wednesday. However, Nene Hilario (rest) returned to the starting lineup Friday which demoted Gooden back to the bench.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 6 months ago

Gooden got the start against the Sixers on Wednesday and was able to put up four points, five rebounds, and five assists during 25 minutes of action.

Gooden replaced Nene Hilario in the starting five but Hilario was just resting, so Gooden is expected to assume his normal role off the bench against the Nets on Friday. Although an official designation won't likely be given until closer to tipoff.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 6 months ago

Gooden is in line to start Wednesday against the 76ers J. Michael of Comcast SportsNet reports.

In five starts this season, Gooden has averaged 11.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 28 minutes per game. He put up 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, and three three-pointers in Saturday's win against Memphis. Gooden has the potential to perform well against the 76ers but would still be a risky start given his inconsistent production and minutes.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 6 months ago

Gooden will start at power forward Friday against the Knicks.

Gooden will start in place of Nene Hilario (rest), and is expected to receive a good chunk of minutes along with Kris Humprhies. However, he'll likely return to the bench for the team's next game as Hilario should return to the lineup.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 7 months ago

Gooden grabbed a double-double with 15 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 39 minutes of action Friday against the Hornets.

Gooden is averaging 8.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.8 steals over the last five games. His performance Friday was an anomaly, many thanks to Marcin Gortat dealing with foul trouble. Gooden is an afterthought in fantasy as long as he's limited to a bench role, so owners can ignore him unless an injury were to occur to Gortat or Nene.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 7 months ago

Gooden had 10 points on 5-13 shooting Sunday to go with six rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes off the bench.

Gooden has started to get a decent bit of minutes lately, averaging 21.8 minutes over his last five. Over his last four, he's averaging just under 10 points to go with 4.25 boards. With Kris Humphries out, Gooden could continue to see a decent chunk of minutes with average production.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 7 months ago

Gooden is starting Saturday against the Kings, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Gooden will draw his second consecutive start with Nene away from the Wizards due to personal reasons. In Thursday's nod against the Grizzlies, Gooden posted 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 27 minutes.