Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 3 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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 7 Months

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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 7 Months

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 20s next season.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 7 Months

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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 10 Months

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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 10 Months

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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 10 Months

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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 11 Months

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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 11 Months

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.

Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 11 Months

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.