Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 18 Days

Gooden came off the bench for the Wizards on Wednesday with Kris Humphries (back) out, and picked up a double-double in 29 minutes by scoring 10 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and grabbing 12 boards.Gooden has now scored double-digit points in back-to-back games, but he just won't receive enough playing time to be a fantasy option in most leagues. After the All-Star break, there's a good chance that Humphries returns. When Washington's frontcourt is healthy, Gooden has rarely played this season, often getting DNPs.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 25 Days

Gooden (knee) is officially inactive for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

Gooden was available for the Wizards on Monday and Wednesday, but did not play in the game. That marks three straight contests in which the veteran hasn't logged any minutes, and it will stretch to four with the news that he's inactive Thursday.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 2 Months

Gooden (Knee) was active Monday night, but did not log any playing time.

Gooden hasn't played since Dec. 29 with a knee injury. The fact that he was active but did not play indicates that the Wizards are willing to be cautious with Gooden and not force him to come back too soon.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 2 Months

Gooden (knee) will be inactive for Friday's game, contrary to a previous report.

After not practicing Thursday with a knee injury, it seems the Wizards will opt to continue to hold him out. Make sure he is out of your lineups Friday, and consider Gooden day-to-day.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 2 Months

Gooden (knee) will be available for Friday's game.

He did not practice Thursday due to a knee injury, but he will be available as frontcourt depth off the bench Friday.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 2 Months

Gooden did not practice Thursday due to a knee injury, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

It's not clear if Gooden's injury will cost him any action, but if he is forced to miss time, his absence should not have a major effect on the Wizards' rotation. Gooden received double-digit minutes just twice in Washington's last 14 games.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 3 Months

Gooden did not get off the bench in Friday's win over the Nuggets.

Nene returned from a foot injury to log 18 minutes off the bench Friday, pushing Gooden back out of the rotation. Even while Nene was sidelined, Gooden was only getting about 15-to-20 minutes per game.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 3 Months

Gooden has not played any minutes since Nov. 7 against the Raptors.

The Wizards typically have two big men log significant minutes off the bench in any given game, and the nod has recently gone to Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin. It was mostly Gooden and Seraphin earlier this season, but with DeJuan Blair also looming as a threat to eventually enter the rotation, Gooden may have a hard time finding his way back in. That said, the Wizards do seem to like Gooden's midrange game, which is something their other bench bigs don't really bring to the table.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 4 Months

Gooden had 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's 98-83 win over the Knicks.

Gooden has surprisingly been playing the most minutes of any big man on the Wizards' bench, while Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair have yet to settle into steady roles. Meanwhile, Kevin Seraphin logged 22 minutes in Tuesday's game, after playing just 10 total minutes through the first three games of the season. The division of playing time is subject to change, but Gooden is getting the best of it right now. He's also averaging 1.3 three-point attempts per game, compared to 0.8 per game last season

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 4 Months

Gooden did not play in Wednesday's preseason finale against the Knicks.

Gooden dealt with a hamstring injury earlier this preseason, but his absence from Wednesday's contest wasn't necessarily related. He didn't seen much of the court even when healthy this preseason, averaging just 11 minutes per game in four appearances. He's unlikely to have a significant role in the rotation, following the Wizards' offseason additions of DeJuan Blair and Kris Humphries (finger). However, Humphries is expected to miss the start of the season, while both Blair and Nene are suspended for the first game. Gooden may thus play a key role in Wednesday's opener in Miami.