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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 01:35 PM

Drew Gooden: I'll be making my decision tomorrow.

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Free-agent forward Drew Gooden claims that he'll make a decision on Saturday regarding where he'll play next season.

Gooden made the proclamation on his Twitter page: "I will be making my decision tomorrow on which team I will be playing for! Stay tuned..."

He began the 2008-09 season with the Bulls, but was sent to the Kings at the trade deadline. After one game in Sacramento, Gooden was cut loose and signed on with the Spurs to finish off the season.


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#2 Dr.PhilUpOnU

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 07:07 PM

LoL at his face

*whats his choices anyway?

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 09:45 PM

Gooden to the Mavs, 1 yr $5 million.
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Posted July 25, 2009 - 09:47 PM

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@DrewGooden Dallas here I come!!!

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 09:47 PM

Via text alert.

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Approx. $5M

Edited by kb24_fan, July 25, 2009 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted July 25, 2009 - 09:51 PM

lmao, of course. Cuban... SMH.

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:23 PM

I hope that's $5 million total over the life of the contract and not $5 million per year.
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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:24 PM

Per year?

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:24 PM

good luck!

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:28 PM

One year deal, $5M.

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The Dallas Mavericks have struck a deal with unrestricted free agent Drew Gooden to make use of some of the money they got back when Orlando matched their offer sheet earlier this month to restricted free agent Marcin Gortat.

Gooden announced via his Twitter feed shortly past midnight Saturday that he is signing with the Mavericks. "Dallas here I come," he wrote.

Sources with knowledge of the deal told ESPN.com that Gooden is receiving a one-year deal for $4.5 million with incentives that will likely take it beyond $5 million by season's end. A formal announcement is expected Monday or Tuesday.

Gooden had previously announced via Twitter on Friday that he would be "making my decision tomorrow on which team I will be playing for." Sources said that Gooden had narrowed his final choices to Dallas, Cleveland and Charlotte.

Despite injuries that cost him 31 games last season, Gooden was highly coveted in February after negotiating a buyout with the Sacramento Kings and wound up signing with the San Antonio Spurs. It's believed that he'll get a shot at starting at center for the Mavericks, after that spot had been earmarked for Gortat with a five-year, $34 million offer sheet early in free agency.

Although he had a minimal impact in San Antonio's first-round loss to Dallas -- averaging 7.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.8 minutes -- Gooden fared better in 19 regular-season games with the Spurs, averaging 9.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in just 16.8 minutes per game.

Gooden posted a double-double (12 points and 13 rebounds) in his only game with the Kings after arriving with Andres Nocioni in Sacramento as part of the deal that sent Brad Miller and John Salmons to the Bulls.

The Mavericks will be Gooden's seventh team in eight seasons of a career that has been unsettled since his rookie season, when he was dealt from Memphis to Orlando after being selected by the Grizzlies with the fourth overall pick.

Yet he's just 27 and has the ability to provide a low-post scoring option that Dallas has lacked, whether he starts or comes off the bench.

He'll be asked to fill the void created by the departure of face-up forward Brandon Bass, who signed a four-year deal with Orlando worth $16 million while the Mavericks' money was tied up in their offer sheet to Gortat. Taking the full seven days allowed by league rules, Orlando stunned many league observers by deciding to match on Gortat -- given that Dwight Howard's backup will essentially be a $12 million player next season when the luxury-tax costs are factored in -- after signing Bass.

Gooden would be the Mavericks' second prominent newcomer this season following its recent trade acquisition of Shawn Marion. Dallas awarded a five-year deal worth nearly $40 million to Marion in a sign-and-trade arrangement featuring three other teams and also re-signed point guard Jason Kidd to a three-year deal worth $25 million.


Edited by kb24_fan, July 25, 2009 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:33 PM

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:47 PM

Good Pickup for Dallas.

Just in case Big Chief Triangle comes in here, I said good pickup for Dallas not the Lakers :)


Nonetheless I am starting the like the Mavericks roster more and more.


I know this won't be the starting lineup but this is the 5 I think that would do most damage.



Jason Terry
Shawn Marion
Josh Howard
DIRK
Drew Gooden

Yeah I know Playing Drew at the center is way undersized but I see the Mavs changing it up into a RUN AND GUN SYSTEM with the outcome successful.
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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:53 PM

Great pickup.

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:53 PM

Imagine they do Dampier for Redd:

Kidd/Redd/Howard/Marion/Dirk/Barea/Terry/Gooden

Thats a 8 man deep rotation.
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Posted July 25, 2009 - 11:35 PM

I like Drew. Wish he'd play for us.

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Posted July 25, 2009 - 11:54 PM

i like gooeden...i hate the mavs...they will still suck

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Posted July 26, 2009 - 03:30 AM

i like gooeden...i hate the mavs...they will still suck


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Posted July 26, 2009 - 06:45 AM

RUN AND GUN SYSTEM with the outcome successful.


The run and gun is everything but success... What did that win? nothing.


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Posted July 26, 2009 - 07:20 AM

The run and gun is everything but success... What did that win? nothing.


I Think the suns could of won a champion ship if they never had faced Mavs that year.

But now that almost every team is getting better and getting players that play defense i doubt Mavs will be good.

I think Cuban is trying to be like the Suns

Kidd: Steve Nash
Terry: Bell
Marion: Marion
Howard: Diaw
Dirk: Amare

and if they land Redd , now thats a run n gun team
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Posted July 26, 2009 - 12:29 PM

dam all of a sudden the mavs can be a 2nd round playoff team
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