Drew Gooden

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Drew Gooden
Drew Gooden Wizards.jpg
Gooden with the Wizards in 2014
Free Agent
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1981-09-24) September 24, 1981 (age 32)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school El Cerrito (El Cerrito, California)
College Kansas (1999–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Memphis Grizzlies
20032004 Orlando Magic
20042008 Cleveland Cavaliers
20082009 Chicago Bulls
2009 Sacramento Kings
2009 San Antonio Spurs
2009–2010 Dallas Mavericks
2010 Los Angeles Clippers
20102013 Milwaukee Bucks
2014 Washington Wizards
Career highlights and awards

Andrew Melvin "Drew" Gooden (born September 24, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent in the National Basketball Association. He is a 6'10", 250 lbs. power forward who played collegiately at the University of Kansas.

High school[edit]

As a senior at El Cerrito High School, Gooden led his Gauchos to the 1999 California Interscholastic Federation Boys Division III championship game. Washington Union High School (led by future NBA guard DeShawn Stevenson) won the championship game over El Cerrito HS by a score of 77–71.[1]

College[edit]

Gooden joined fellow freshmen Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich for the 1999–2000 season. Although at times Gooden was frustrated with the way things were going his freshman year, he finally adjusted to coach Roy Williams' system.

In his freshman year, KU went 24–10 and lost to Duke in the Round of 32 during the 2000 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The next season, the Jayhawks went 26–7 and fell to Illinois in the 2001 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.

In 2002, he led the nation in rebounding and was named NABC national player of the year. The Jayhawks went 33–4, including 16–0 in Big 12 Conference play to win Kansas its first conference championship since 1998. The Jayhawks advanced to their first Final Four in the 2002 NCAA Tournament since 1993; however, they lost to the eventual national champion Maryland in the semifinal.

For being named NABC Player of the Year for 2002, Gooden's jersey (#0) was retired in 2003, at halftime of a Kansas home game with Kansas State in what would have been his senior year had he not foregone his senior year for the NBA.

NBA Draft[edit]

Gooden declared himself for the draft after his impressive junior year. Out of Kansas, Gooden was selected as the 4th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2002 NBA Draft.

Professional career[edit]

As a professional, Gooden has established himself as a solid power forward, consistently bringing down double digit numbers in points and rebounds. He was named a "Good Guy in Sports" by The Sporting News.

Cleveland Cavaliers[edit]

After the Carlos Boozer controversy, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed another power forward. On July 23, 2004 Cleveland obtained Gooden, Anderson Varejao, and Steven Hunter for Tony Battie and two second-round draft picks from the Orlando Magic via trade.[2]

Gooden re-signed with the Cavaliers for three more years on August 14, 2006.[3] He agreed to a three-year, $23 million contract.[4]

In the 2006–07 NBA season, he averaged 11.1 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game.[5]

Chicago Bulls[edit]

On February 21, 2008, at the 2007–08 season's trade deadline, Gooden was traded by the Cavs (along with Larry Hughes, Cedric Simmons, and Shannon Brown) to the Chicago Bulls as a part of a three-team, 11-player deal involving the Seattle SuperSonics.[6]

Sacramento Kings[edit]

On February 18, 2009, at the 2008–09 season's trade deadline, Gooden was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a six-player deal that included Andres Nocioni and Cedric Simmons.[7]

On March 1, Gooden was bought out of his contract making him a free agent after playing just one game for the Kings.[8]

San Antonio Spurs[edit]

On March 5, 2009, Gooden signed with the San Antonio Spurs for the remainder of the season.[9]

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

On July 25, 2009, Gooden posted a message on his Twitter page that said "Dallas Here I Come!!!" Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, reposted Gooden's tweet, adding "Welcome Drew.. !". On July 30, Gooden officially signed with the Mavericks.[10]

Washington Wizards / Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

On February 13, 2010, Gooden was traded to the Washington Wizards along with Josh Howard, James Singleton and Quinton Ross for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, and DeShawn Stevenson.[11] Four days later, he was traded again, this time to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a three-team, six-player trade that sent Antawn Jamison from Washington to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first round pick and the rights to Emir Preldžič from the Cleveland to Washington, Al Thornton from Los Angeles to Washington, and Sebastian Telfair from Los Angeles to Cleveland. Gooden changed his number from #90 to #0 during his tenure with the Clippers.[12]

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

On July 1, 2010, Gooden agreed to a 5 year/$32 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, which would make the Bucks his ninth team in as many seasons in the league.

On April 9, 2011, he recorded his first career triple double in a win over the Cavaliers with 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists.[13]

On March 14, 2012, he recorded his second career-triple-double in a win over the Cavaliers with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists.[14]

On July 16, 2013, the Bucks waived Gooden using the NBA's amnesty clause.[15]

Washington Wizards[edit]

On February 26, 2014, Gooden signed a 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards.[16][17] On March 8, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Wizards.[18] On March 18, 2014, he signed with the Wizards for the rest of the season.[19]

Personal[edit]

Gooden is half Finnish; his father, Andrew Gooden, met Drew's mother, Ulla, while playing pro basketball[20][21] in Äänekoski, Finland. Gooden's parents divorced later on, and he stayed with his father in California, US. Gooden enjoys playing the piano.[2]

At the beginning of the 2006–07 season, Gooden appeared with a patch of hair on the back of his head. He refers to this hair style as a "duck tail."[22] Gooden said, "It is drawing a lot of attention...One thing I've found out is even negative publicity is good publicity. At least I had the (guts) to do it." He claims women love it: "I went from getting compliments to now being sexy."[23]

In 2012, Gooden opened a Wingstop restaurant franchise in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Honors[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Memphis 51 29 26.1 .443 .304 .697 5.8 1.2 .7 .4 12.1
2002–03 Orlando 19 18 28.6 .498 .000 .738 8.4 1.1 .8 .7 13.6
2003–04 Orlando 79 17 27.0 .445 .214 .637 6.5 1.1 .8 .9 11.6
2004–05 Cleveland 82 80 30.8 .492 .179 .810 9.2 1.6 .9 .9 14.4
2005–06 Cleveland 79 79 27.5 .512 .333 .682 8.4 .7 .7 .6 10.7
2006–07 Cleveland 80 80 28.0 .473 .167 .714 8.5 1.1 .9 .4 11.1
2007–08 Cleveland 51 51 30.7 .444 .000 .728 8.3 1.0 .7 .6 11.3
2007–08 Chicago 18 14 31.0 .461 .000 .813 9.3 1.7 .7 1.3 14.0
2008–09 Chicago 31 27 29.6 .457 .000 .866 8.6 1.4 .8 .5 13.1
2008–09 Sacramento 1 0 26.0 .556 .000 1.000 13.0 2.0 .0 .0 12.0
2008–09 San Antonio 19 1 16.8 .490 .000 .789 4.4 .2 .2 .2 9.8
2009–10 Dallas 46 11 22.4 .467 .167 .809 6.9 .6 .6 1.1 8.9
2009–10 L.A. Clippers 24 22 30.2 .492 .000 .921 9.4 .9 .6 .3 14.8
2010–11 Milwaukee 35 18 24.6 .431 .150 .794 6.8 1.3 .6 .5 11.3
2011–12 Milwaukee 56 46 26.2 .437 .291 .846 6.5 2.6 .8 .6 13.7
2012–13 Milwaukee 16 0 9.4 .328 .200 .688 1.9 .4 .3 .4 3.3
2013–14 Washington 22 0 18.0 .531 .412 .889 5.2 .7 .5 .3 8.3
Career 709 493 26.7 .466 .240 .76 7.5 1.2 .7 .6 11.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Orlando 7 7 33.4 .400 .000 .722 12.7 .6 .4 .9 14.0
2006 Cleveland 13 13 21.7 .529 .000 .944 7.5 .6 .2 .2 8.2
2007 Cleveland 20 20 30.3 .493 .000 .769 8.0 1.0 .5 .5 11.4
2009 San Antonio 4 0 17.8 .333 .000 1.000 3.8 .3 .3 .3 7.3
2014 Washington 10 0 14.6 .368 .000 .750 4.3 .4 .3 .4 3.4
Career 54 40 24.8 .459 .000 .796 7.5 .7 .4 .4 9.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SoCalHoops High School News". Southern Cal Hoops. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Drew Gooden Bio Page". NBA.com. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gooden signs three-year, $23M deal with Cavaliers". Sports.espn.go.com. September 11, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ Stein, Marc (September 11, 2006). "Gooden signs three-year, $23M deal with Cavaliers". ESPN.com: ESPN website. The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Drew Gooden: Season Averages". NBA.com. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak in Three-way Trade With Chicago, Seattle". Sports.myway.com. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Kings acquire four players in three-team trade". NBA.com. February 18, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Final year of Drew Gooden's deal bought out by Sacramento Kings". Sports.espn.go.com. March 2, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Forward Gooden joins Spurs for playoff run". NBA.com. February 27, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  10. ^ Mavericks sign Gooden
  11. ^ "Wizards Acquire Howard, Gooden, Singleton, and Ross From Mavericks". NBA.com. February 13, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Wizards Acquire Ilgauskas, Thornton and First-Round Pick In Three-Team Deal". NBA.com. February 17, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - Recap - April 09, 2011 - ESPN". espn.go.com. 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - Box Score - March 14, 2012 - ESPN". 
  15. ^ "Bucks Designate Gooden As Team's Amnesty Player". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ Wizards Sign Drew Gooden to 10-Day Contract
  17. ^ WIZARDS NEW POST OPTION: DREW GOODEN
  18. ^ Wizards sign Drew Gooden to second 10-day contract
  19. ^ Wizards Sign Gooden for Remainder of Season
  20. ^ Jemele Hill. "Riding with Drew Gooden". ESPN. October 5, 2007. Retrieved on December 30, 2008.
  21. ^ Chris Mannix. "First Person: Drew Gooden" Sports Illustrated. April 10, 2006. Retrieved on December 30, 2008.
  22. ^ "Garbage Time". NBA.com. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Drew defends that patch of hair on neck". InsideBayArea.com. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Former Kansas star Drew Gooden takes it to the hoop with EA Sports in NCAA March Madness 2003". Gamezone.com. September 10, 2008. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 

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