Drew Gooden
PF FA
1 year ago

Gooden will not have his contract picked up by the Wizards, making him an unrestricted free agent, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gooden's 2016-17 contract would have become guaranteed on Jul. 15, but with the additions of Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith and Andrew Nicholson in the frontcourt, Gooden became expendable and will head to the open free agent market. The 34-year-old should be able to find a new home with a team in need of a veteran presence in their frontcourt, but after averaging a career-low 2.7 points per game this past season, to go along with just 2.8 rebounds over 10 minutes, Gooden likely won't be able to restore significant fantasy value moving forward.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden suffered from a lingering calf injury and struggled to find playing time during the 2015-16 season, as he only saw action in 30 games.

EDGE Analysis

Gooden suffered a right calf injury in November that caused him to miss all of December and major portions of January. By the time he was fully healthy in February, Gooden had fallen far down Washington's depth chart. He ended the season playing in only three games since the start of March. The 34-year-old does not plan on retiring, and Washington has the option to pick up the final year of his contract. Gooden's value next season will be contingent on where he ends up.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden played two minutes in Wednesday's season finale against the Hawks.

EDGE Analysis

Obviously there's no major news here, but it's worth noting that Gooden saw the court for only the second time since March 3. The 34-year-old's deal with the Wizards technically runs through next season, though the contract is non-guaranteed, meaning if Washington waives him before a certain date, it can avoid any major cap penalties.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden was a DNP-CD Monday as the Wizards beat the Pistons 124-81.

EDGE Analysis

Gooden has only played five minutes in March and has not played in the last five games at all. Barring an injury or two, don't expect him to see an increased role this season.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden (illness) ended up playing two minutes in Thursday's loss to the Bucks. He totaled no points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one foul.

EDGE Analysis

The Wizards were listing Gooden as questionable in advance of the contest due to an illness, but he evidently felt healthier by opening tip. Now that the Wizards are reasonably healthy in the frontcourt with Nene Hilario and Kris Humphries since making their returns from injuries, Gooden may be hard pressed to regularly surpass 10 minutes most nights.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden (illness) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gooden is dealing with a minor undisclosed illness and could be sidelined Thursday in Milwaukee. Kris Humphries (illness) is also questionable, so the Wizards' frontcourt depth could be a bit thin if both end up out. Expect more information regarding their status' to be released prior to game time.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden (calf) has been cleared to play in Monday's game against the Celtics, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gooden resumed practicing prior to the postponement of Saturday's game with the Jazz and fully participated in the team's morning shootaround Monday, so he'll receive clearance to play after missing the team's previous three games. The calf has been a recurring problem all season for Gooden, but after taking some more time off to recover, it looks like he's now back to full health. Gooden is averaging 14.8 minutes over his 12 appearances on the campaign and is unlikely to become a major cog in coach Randy Wittman's rotation.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden (calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's an unsurprising development, given that Gooden was unable to practice Tuesday. He'll be joined on the inactive list by Kris Humphries (knee) and Otto Porter (hip), which will enable Nene Hilario and DeJuan Blair to see more court time as the lone available big men off the bench.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Gooden (calf) did not practice Tuesday and will likely be considered questionable at best for Wednesday's game against the Heat, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gooden continues to be bothered by a lingering calf issue, which also kept him out of the Wizards' past two games. The team's frontcourt is thin at the moment, with Nene Hilario and DeJuan Blair providing depth while Otto Porter (hip) and Kris Humphries (knee) are injured alongside Gooden.

Drew Gooden
PF FA
2 years ago

Golden (calf) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Trail Blazers.

EDGE Analysis

Gooden continues to spend the majority of his season on the Wizards' bench, only taking the court 12 times this season, with six of those opportunities coming in January. He joins Otto Porter (hip) and Kris Humphries (knee) on the bench, leaving only Nene Hilario and DeJuan Blair as available front court reserves. He'll continue to nurse his sore right calf, with his next chance to return to the court coming on Wednesday.