Is Drew Gooden an option?
Old 07-22-2009, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With all the talk about a backup C for the raps, I came across Drew Gooden as an UFA. I haven't heard any news yet regarding him, isn't he a viable option for us? I personally think he's more than comparable to Rasho. However, I think that he'd be wanting for than the Bi-Annual, but because of the economy, can he be had for the LLE?
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Please no. Gooden is ass. Always hated that shit stain on the back of his head, thank god he shaved it off.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think right now the 2 realistic options are Rasho, and if not then Johan Petro.
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Sure, why not.

Need something and he is a hell of a lot better than either Petro or POB.
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Gooden is a power forward. Since we already have a pf starting at centre, we don't need another one coming off the bench to spell him.
Rasho is more of a traditional 5 and would definitely be the better fit.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Please no. Gooden is ass. Always hated that shit stain on the back of his head, thank god he shaved it off.
Damn, man. What's wrong with you? What the hell did Gooden do? Drown kittens? Push old ladies down flights of stairs? Force feed babies baking soda and vinegar?
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What's with all this "we need a true centre", why all the hate towards Gooden? PF or C it is the same thing, i guess the only distinction is the height difference. Ben Wallace is 6'9 and he played centre in his prime. We don't need a centre, we need a banger, someone who will guard big guys and give us a little bit of offence at the same time. Gooden is a good option.
Gooden>>>>>>>Petro.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Gooden is listed as a PF/C I'm good with him...He would actually be great!
Think of our main rotation AB, Bosh & Gooden? pretty damn good!

He has a couple of post moves so u can run a play for him say if Bosh & AB are out of the game.

Gooden is also younger than Rasho.

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Old 07-23-2009, 10:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Gooden is one player in the league that has gotten zero respect from day 1.
its something that has always baffled me.
heres a kid who is 6'10 - perfect size for a PF, good athleticism - has consistantly put together solid seasons of about 13/8 throughout his entire career - shoots a high percentage, can hit his free throws, knows his role on the court, seems to be soft spoken and from what i can tell, a good teamate. yet he never gets any respect from GM's around the league.
he's been traded 6 times in 7 seasons... he's always used as trade bait, teams usually always try to upgrade his position and ship him out, and wasnt he waived last season?
i dont get it?
a consistant 13/8 guy who gets shit on his whole career, and now he's sitting in FA limbo and will probably end up getting a minimum wage job only to be shipped off again by the trade deadline.

does anyone know what the deal is with him?
even some of you guys are against him. why? is there something that i dont know? from what i can tell, a PF who can give you 13/8, plays his role well, and doesnt cause shit in the lockeroom is someone who would be in high demand, no?
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I think for the most part it has to do with expectations. I could be wrong but he was a high lottery pick coming out of Kansas and more than 13 and 9 was expected out of him. I kinda have the feeling that some GMs are still hoping he finds that initial potential he was drafted on but just find out he's lazy.

I've always equated him with Charlie V.
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Just watch him play. Forget the numbers. I'll admit that he has some very good games. But the consistency is completely not there. He might as well be Humps, but he has a much wider gap than Kris does in regard to what he thinks his role is, and what it really should be.
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Wow I wouldn't compair him to Hump or Charlie V...I would compair him to a charles Smith the played on the knicks back in the day.

I would have to say the Gooden just has an X on him cause he hasn't reached even close to his potential and is just drifting through his NBA career...

Gooden for cheep would be a better pick up then Rasho IMO

Gooden>Rasho

Why not Gooden?

Can someone find a real good reason not to have Gooden on this team? Other than some peach fuzz on the back of his head?

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Can someone find a real good reason not to have Gooden on this team? Other than some peach fuzz on the back of his head?
do these count?







i thought he dyed it blonde at one point as well, but i can't find a pic. i know this isn't a good reason not to have him on the team, but he does look like a moron with these beards...
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man if only we can get gooden and rasho, that will be a scary bench front court
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never mind, after seeing those picks i rather just have rasho
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What ever I like Rasho but when he plays he does look like he has down syndrome It's a litte funny actually...

Not that someone with down syndrome is funny.
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does he get girls with that squid-beard thing he's got going on there?
just shave it off already.
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I wouldn't mind him here. He is a good player and I would definatly have him over Pops. I would still have Rasho as my first option
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does he get girls with that squid-beard thing he's got going on there?
just shave it off already.
He's a millionaire.

He could still get girls even if he shaped it to look like a big ass crack full of willnots.
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