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Mar 15, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden (90) celebrates against the Brooklyn Nets in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 101-94. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Washington Wizards to keep Drew Gooden for the remainder of the season

Late in February, the Washington Wizards were searching for a big to replace Jan Vesely, who was dealt to the Denver Nuggets  for veteran point guard Andre Miller.

The Wizards decided to sign veteran Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract and most believed they were just adding a body.

The Wizards liked what they saw from Gooden and gave him a second 10-day contract.

With that contract set to expire, the Wizards will sign Gooden for the remainder of the season, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.

The Washington Wizards will sign forward Drew Gooden to a contract through the end of their season, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Gooden is averaging 8.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in just 14.6 minutes per game in eight games for the Wizards. He has been especially good lately, scoring at least 12 points in four of his last six games, including a 21-point, nine-rebound performance in a 101-94 Wizards’ victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Gooden last played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season, but they waived him via the amnesty clause.

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