Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 8 Months
Drew Gooden cleared waivers on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Gooden signed a five-year, $32 million deal in 2010 which quickly became an anchor for the Bucks. He appeared in a total of 108 games between 2011-2013, and spent most of last season as a healthy DNP-CD on the Bucks' bench. It's conceivable that he'll land a minimum contract to add frontcourt depth for a team, but he's not a fantasy option.
Drew Gooden PF/C WAS 8 Months
Bucks waive F/C Drew Gooden using the amnesty clause.
Like most amnesty waives, this one's not too surprising. Gooden's nearing the end of his career and while he's likely still capable of being a solid contributor to an NBA team, his fantasy value is nonexistent. Larry Sanders and John Henson will handle most of the big-man minutes for the Bucks this season and both will be popular fantasy picks. Sanders had his breakout season last year, while Henson's should be right around the corner.
Drew Gooden PF/C WAS Dec 16 '12
Drew Gooden, who has quietly returned to the Bucks' rotation, finished Saturday's game with five points, four rebounds and one steal in 13 minutes.
Gooden racked up unlimited DNP-CDs until just this week, when (probably due to injuries) Scott Skiles began giving him custodial minutes at the end of the rotation. He has no fantasy appeal.
Drew Gooden PF/C WAS Nov 26 '12
The Bucks are "trying to move" Drew Gooden in a trade, according to beat writer Gery Woelfel.
Good luck with that. Gooden is owed about $20 million total through the 2014-15 season and hasn't played in a game all season. The Bucks would likely have to take another bad contract (or two) in return to get any other team to even be interested in the veteran big man.
Drew Gooden PF/C WAS Nov 09 '12
After three straight DNP-CDs, Drew Gooden will be inactive Friday against the Wizards.
No reason has been given for Scott Skiles' sudden disinterest in Gooden, who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Whatever value Gooden had is gone as long as he remains out of favor.
Drew Gooden PF/C WAS Nov 03 '12
Drew Gooden was a DNP-CD on Friday night against the Celtics.
That's all we know at this point, and the versatile power forward didn't play much in the preseason, either. Any momentum he had in fantasy leagues is squashed until we learn more about why he was absent.
Drew Gooden PF/C WAS Apr 27 '12
Drew Gooden (ankle) did not play on Thursday against the Celtics.
Gooden jumped onto the scene and put up huge numbers, but his fall-off late will factor into the post-season awards we give out around here. Regardless, he was still a monster off the waiver wire and proved that he has some serious old-man game.
Drew Gooden PF/C WAS Apr 25 '12
Drew Gooden (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, leaving the Bucks with a starting frontcourt of Ekpe Udoh and Jon Leuer.
The Bucks' season is two games away from ending and it appears that their veterans are in full shut-down mode. It would be very surprising to see Gooden in uniform on Thursday.