The Washington Wizards, looking for some help in their front court, turned to veteran Drew Gooden, giving him a 10-day contract.
Because Gooden has played for 10 team, he gets ribbing from his teammates, but he’s happy to have again found a home.
“We always joke about how many teams I’ve been on, so this is not anything new for me, about trying to transition as quick as I have to in a short amount of time. The good thing is, we’re in a winning situation and whatever it takes to help the team, I’m going to do it,” Gooden told Michael Lee of the Washington Post. “I had a lot of time to reflect on my career and having that much time off really tests your professionalism. Having to wake up on your own schedule and having to work out.”
Gooden would like to call the nation’s capiral home for the rest of the season and according to Lee, “a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking said the Wizards’ “likely will sign Gooden to a second 10-day contract on Saturday after his first one expires.”
Gooden is averaging 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in three games for the Wizards, scoring all 12 of his points in Wednesday night’s 104-91 victory over the Utah Jazz.