Sunday, July 26th, 2009 at 4:37 pm  |  25 responses

Dallas Adds Gooden

The Dallas Morning News reports: “The Mavs reportedly gave journeyman Drew Gooden the bulk of their midlevel exception to fill the void left by Brandon Bass’ departure.” Reports are that he signed a one-year deal, making Dallas the second leg of the “Texas Triangle” that he’s suited up for in the last year. (He played for San Antonio last season.)

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  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    @ Slam Online

    Fellas this Nba Season is going to be one for the ages. !

  • vic21

    It would be a hell of a lot better with a strong rookie class but I agree though

  • jose

    that means hes headed to houston nxt yr.lol

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    moar lyke Badden amirite?

  • http://slamonline Negetivekreep

    Dallas should have snatched up Kobe for Dirk when they had the chance. The core they have wont get them past the 2′nd round.

  • Prison Mike

    I agree with Negativekreep. That would have been a great move.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    I like the big Drizzle as a player on his good days. I still get mad thinking about when my Magic traded Mike Miller for him.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    The Dalmavs are fine as usual….
    This is a pretty good pick up for them. Hustler, rebounder.

  • niQ

    @Negativekreep. When did that rumor happen?

  • rob stewart

    kidd, howard, marion, dirk, gooden, terry, berea, dampier. Not bad at all, but not good enough to beat LA or San An

  • Rusty

    lol Anton that sucks, i couldn’t help laughing but

  • max

    honestly, i see LA still being better, but i really wouldnt see san an being better, id say theyre equal. you always gotta remember that the mavs could (in theory) have a all all-star starting five in kidd, terry, howard, marion, and dirk

  • http://slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    @niQ (Circa) May 2007 Kobe was requesting to be traded on several radio and television stations. And it could have happened IF Mark Cuban were willing to put Dirk on the table, but he wasn’t and Mitch Kupchak wasn’t willing to take anything less than a Superstar for Kobe. Others backed away from a trade as well, including john paxson.
    Leaving Kobe with zero leverage and no serious takers for a trade. HUGE missed opportunity for Dallas.

  • T Money

    The mediocre get mediocrer

  • http://slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    @max I agree, on paper they look great. like i said, good enough to make it to the 2′nd round. But that’a bout it. They still have no D’ and that means another Lakers/spurs western conference next may. Quote me.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Imagine if the Rockets dealt T-Mac for Kobe back when Kobe wanted a trade. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. That’s a dynasty right there.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Assuming Ron Artest was still there and Yao was still healthy. Actually, with Kobe on the Rockets, Ron would have stayed in Houston for a looong time.

  • underdog

    Coulda, woulda, shoulda… Gooden is a good pick-up, though. I thought the Spurs keep him after they sent Oberto to Milwaukee.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    The West is going to be tougher than ppl assume, it’s not just a two-man race b/n SA and LAL. Portland got better (and could still get better if Oden decides to play basketball and by shedding some bodies.. addition by substraction at the wings), Dallas got better and Denver is still here.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    @Negetivekreep is that’s the case then Mark Cuban missed out big time. And @Z. The West was ALWAYS seen as tougher than the East.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    niQ, not last year. the lakers were by themselves out west, while the east had 3 legit contenders before kg got hurt. the balance of power has shifted a bit.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    All star starting five? What is this 2004?

  • Harrell

    The West will be fun to watch.

  • Josh D

    This is kind of acknowing as a Spurs fan i know that Drew Gooden is quite underated, seeing him playing 4 Dallas will feel kinda bad, oh well at least Houston have lost basically their whole star cast and New Orleans can’t make a move this offseason becuase of cap

  • Josh D

    An all star starting five, Max? Kidd is no longer an All Star he may not even be a top 50 player anymore, Terry? Last season maybe but i could name at least 5 2 guards in the league who are better than him. Marion won’t stay in the same place long enough to even have his slim all star chances be considered, I’ll give you a pass on Dirk but Josh Howard? you gotta be kidding me he’s not an All Star right now