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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 11:05 am  |  34 responses

Bucks To Sign Drew Gooden

If Drew Gooden is getting this kind of scrilla, the next few weeks may be even crazier than we first thought. Yahoo! broke the news: “Drew Gooden has reached agreement on a five-year, $32 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Gooden has played for eight teams in eight seasons, and hopes to find some stability with the fast-rising Bucks. Bucks general manager John Hammond and agent Dan Fegan struck quickly on Thursday and cut a deal to help solidify Milwaukee’s frontline.”

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    cool story bro

  • mike

    he’s a solid big man who isn’t that old yet – produced well at times last year

  • anony mous

    I’m pretty sure I saw that it’s 5m for each of the first two years, 6m for the third year and 8m for each of the last two years. The last two years are team options, so assuming they decline, the deal is three-years, $16 million.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    rebounds and does the dirty work. slightly overpaid, but that’s the nature of the business. good pickup.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    I like this. He is a solid rebounder who has a nice mid range jump shot. He will hustle on both sides of the floor. There is a reason so many teams wanted the Clippers to release him after the trade deadline last season. This Bucks team is starting to look better and better. They need to keep Salmons. 2nd round playoff berth in the making. Now if only Redd could stay healthy…

  • LA Huey

    Another team for Drew? How many ’til he’s got the record?…Anywho, nice pick-up for the Bucks.

  • MikeC.

    Somewhere Jimmy Jackson is worrying that Gooden will trump his jersey collection.

  • Atrain

    I don’t mind the pickup for the Bucks, who are quietly building a quality roster. But 5 years $32 million? Really? I thought they just drafted a PF in Larry Sanders

  • John

    Wow, that’s pricey, shouldn’t they think about resigning Salmons first before signing Gooden to a contract worth about 6 to 7 a year

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance

    If anonymous is correct, its not really a bad deal at all. if you want to go in another direction after 3 years then you cut him loose.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    ok 3 years 16 million sounds better… thanks anony mous

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Maybe the length of the contract is surprising, but Drew Gooden is a $6-mil-a-year player. That’s MLE type of money.

  • http://Twitter.com/pdxgaybball Dma

    A three year deal for drew gooden is still two years too long. What’s the point in even making the last 2 non guaranteed? His ageent hoping the organization forgets to file paperwork?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Agreed. If it’s $16-mil for the first three years with team options after that, then it works directly in the favor of Milwaukee. Bucks are gonna be a problem for the next few years.

  • rainman10

    Considering the Bobcats have Tyson Chandler this coming yr for 12 million, the Bucks should feel good about this one.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Pretty good starting 5 they have now (assuming Redd comes back from the deadd) Bench still needs a little work..

  • http://www.slamonline.com jumpman3224

    This guy is not going to give them production anywhere near 6 million + a year worth. Maybe they are hoping that his contract will be coming off the books just as LBJ or Wade’s new ones will be up.

  • Ian

    3 yrs 16 mill…good pick up for Milwaukee

  • ccantrell

    i like this pick up the bucks.. they now have what they have been missing.. a true power foward.. gooden has great hustle and a decent jumper also.. very hard worker on both sides of the floor.. gives bucks starting line-up of jennings, redd, maggette, gooden, and bogut.. also with ridnour, chris-douglas roberts, jerry stackhouse, carlos delfino, kurt thomas, & tiny gallon splitting time off the bench the bucks will be a team on the rise next season

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    @c can.. I forgot they added Maggette.. They’re bench is better then a thought. (I had Salmons at the 3) Forgive me, but they dont exactly have alot of televised games..

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    If they can stay healthy (Bogut, Redd) could be a pretty scary team..

  • Jake

    This is weird.In NBA 2k10,every time I sim through the 2010 off-season,Drew Gooden signs with the Bucks.

  • Ty

    I heard that the 4th and 5th year at club option and the deal could end up being 3 yrs for 16 mil which is better than gadzuric

  • dsleepy

    bucks loog good right now.

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Another postcard

  • jedi420

    I like this, hopefully with the contract done Drew can put his head down and start becoming the 15 and 10 guy that he should consistently be.. Nice pick up Milwaukee..

  • anony mous

    Note that I’m not 100% sure, and I haven’t personally seen any links for proof. It would make sense though.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I can’t believe teams are still signing Drew Gooden to long term deals. Seriously. They wouldn’t give Villaneuva money, but they sign Gooden? Gooden is Charlie V without the 40 point potential.

  • Atrain

    Redd won’t play a minute for the Bucks this season…

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Word, Allenp. Bizarre deal. Also, even if Redd comes back, he won’t anywhere near the player he once was (the injury + age). He’s also well down the pecking order there anyway.

  • Lee

    Glad to see that some people don’t seriously think that Redd will come back and be a big contributor. It’s been a while since he did that. I think the reason some people still even talk about him is because he’s the only Bucks player they know about.

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    allenp, you’re right. but gooden is way more consistent. for every night charlie v goes off, there are just as many, if not more, nights he does nothing

  • JoeMaMa

    Chris Gatling’s heir. Wor-rd.

  • hushabomb

    Redd ain’t coming back. You’ve proven you can win without him. So you don’t need him now. Starting lineup C-Bogut, PF-Gooden, SF-Salmons, SG-Magette, PG-Jennings. Bench-Ridnour, Delfino, Ersan, Tiny, Sanders. Pretty tidy lineup. He’s (Redd) only good for a sign and trade.

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