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|Bucks part ways with Gooden |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/25/13) With the growth of their younger players, it has become clear the Bucks have had no place for Drew Gooden in their plans in recent years. It came as no surprise, then, that the team opted to waive Gooden using the amnesty provision this offseason, saving the remaining two years and $13.4 million on his contract. Gooden is now a free agent entering his 12th NBA season.
|Drew Gooden was able to enjoy somewhat of a bounce-back season in the 2011-12 campaign. The 30-year-old averaged 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while appearing in 56 games for the Bucks at forward and center after appearing in just 35 games the season before. While the veteran found himself in coach Scott Skiles' starting rotation 46 times last year, he will have to fight for minutes at power forward this upcoming season with Ersan Ilyasova and rookie John Henson. The veteran could also find himself backing up Samuel Dalembert at center at times, albeit the Bucks prefer him at the four, especially with him being just 6-10. Gooden has proved he can be a reliable Fantasy option when he is able to stay healthy and sees starter minutes, but that has been an issue for him lately. In fact, he has only played in 70 plus games once over his last eight seasons and has averaged just 25.2 minutes per game over his last four seasons. Without the promise of guaranteed playing time and his injury history, Gooden should be considered merely a low-end option worthy of a late-round pick in deeper formats on Draft Day. (Updated 8/27/12) |
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