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2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

5.4

REB

4.4

AST

1.0

STL

0.4

BLK

0.2

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Out of the league for much of last season after being amnestied by the Milwaukee Bucks, Gooden signed a 10-day contract with the Wizards in February, and then emerged as a key part of the team's frontcourt rotation. He first got significant run in March and early April while...

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Drew Gooden NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 82 30.8 14.4 9.2 1.6 0.9 0.9 0.1 49.2 81.0 1.6 2.5 6.7 0.3 17.9 5.7 11.5 3.1 3.8
2005-06 23 79 27.5 10.7 8.4 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.0 51.2 68.2 1.3 3.0 5.4 0.0 33.3 4.2 8.3 2.2 3.3
2006-07 24 80 28.0 11.1 8.5 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.0 47.3 71.4 1.4 3.3 5.2 0.1 16.7 4.6 9.8 1.8 2.5
2007-08 25 69 30.8 12.0 8.6 1.2 0.7 0.8 0.0 44.9 75.3 1.8 2.5 6.0 0.1 0.0 4.8 10.7 2.3 3.1
2008-09 26 51 24.8 11.9 7.1 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.0 46.8 84.0 1.5 2.2 4.9 0.1 0.0 4.6 9.9 2.6 3.1
2009-10 27 70 25.1 10.9 7.7 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.0 47.8 86.1 1.5 3.0 4.8 0.1 12.5 4.1 8.6 2.7 3.1
2010-11 28 MIL 35 24.6 11.3 6.8 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 43.1 79.4 1.3 2.1 4.7 0.6 15.0 4.5 10.3 2.3 2.9
2011-12 29 MIL 56 26.2 13.7 6.5 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.3 43.7 84.6 1.9 2.3 4.2 1.0 29.1 5.1 11.7 3.1 3.7
2012-13 30 MIL 16 9.4 3.3 1.9 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1 32.8 68.8 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.3 20.0 1.3 3.8 0.7 1.0
2013-14 31 WAS 22 18.0 8.3 5.2 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.3 53.1 88.9 0.8 1.7 3.5 0.8 41.2 3.5 6.5 1.1 1.2
2014-15 32 WAS 51 16.9 5.4 4.4 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.5 39.9 77.3 0.5 1.4 3.0 1.2 39.0 2.2 5.4 0.7 0.9
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Drew Gooden NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 16.2 4.0 4.6 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.6 31.8 75.0 1.6 0.4 4.2 1.8 33.3 1.4 4.4 0.6 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 17.7 6.8 5.5 0.8 0.2 1.0 1.2 37.7 76.9 1.4 1.3 4.2 2.6 46.2 2.3 6.1 1.0 1.3
Last 20 Games 20 21.3 7.1 6.5 1.4 0.3 0.6 1.1 38.9 75.0 0.9 1.8 4.7 2.2 50.0 2.6 6.6 0.9 1.2

 

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True Shooting Percentage

46.9%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Drew Gooden has a true shooting percentage of 46.9%.

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Drew Gooden NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 82 36.0 16.9 10.7 1.9 1.1 1.1 0.1 49.2 81.0 1.9 3.0 7.8 0.4 17.9 6.6 13.5 3.6 4.4
2005-06 23 79 36.0 14.0 11.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.0 51.2 68.2 1.8 3.9 7.1 0.0 33.3 5.5 10.8 2.9 4.3
2006-07 24 80 36.0 14.2 11.0 1.4 1.1 0.5 0.0 47.3 71.4 1.8 4.2 6.7 0.1 16.7 6.0 12.6 2.3 3.2
2007-08 25 69 36.0 14.0 10.0 1.4 0.8 0.9 0.0 44.9 75.3 2.1 3.0 7.0 0.1 0.0 5.6 12.6 2.7 3.6
2008-09 26 51 36.0 17.2 10.3 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.0 46.8 84.0 2.2 3.2 7.1 0.1 0.0 6.8 14.4 3.7 4.4
2009-10 27 70 36.0 15.6 11.1 1.0 0.8 1.2 0.0 47.8 86.1 2.2 4.2 6.9 0.2 12.5 5.9 12.3 3.8 4.4
2010-11 28 MIL 35 36.0 16.6 10.0 2.0 0.9 0.8 0.1 43.1 79.4 1.9 3.1 6.9 0.8 15.0 6.5 15.2 3.4 4.3
2011-12 29 MIL 56 36.0 18.8 8.9 3.5 1.1 0.8 0.4 43.7 84.6 2.7 3.2 5.7 1.3 29.1 7.0 16.1 4.3 5.1
2012-13 30 MIL 16 36.0 12.4 7.4 1.4 1.2 1.4 0.2 32.8 68.8 2.1 3.1 4.3 1.2 20.0 4.8 14.5 2.6 3.8
2013-14 31 WAS 22 36.0 16.7 10.4 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.6 53.1 88.9 1.5 3.4 7.0 1.5 41.2 6.9 13.0 2.2 2.5
2014-15 32 WAS 51 36.0 11.5 9.3 2.0 0.9 0.4 1.0 39.9 77.3 1.2 3.0 6.3 2.5 39.0 4.6 11.5 1.4 1.8
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Drew Gooden NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 82 2523 1184 753 130 77 76 5 49.2 81.0 133 207 546 28 17.9 464 943 251 310
2005-06 23 79 2174 845 665 56 52 49 1 51.2 68.2 106 237 428 3 33.3 334 652 176 258
2006-07 24 80 2238 885 681 88 70 28 1 47.3 71.4 115 263 418 6 16.7 371 784 142 199
2007-08 25 69 2122 826 590 81 48 53 0 44.9 75.3 122 175 415 6 0.0 332 740 162 215
2008-09 26 51 1264 605 362 48 30 18 0 46.8 84.0 76 113 249 4 0.0 237 506 131 156
2009-10 27 70 1756 763 542 47 41 58 1 47.8 86.1 108 207 335 8 12.5 288 602 186 216
2010-11 28 MIL 35 860 396 238 47 21 18 3 43.1 79.4 46 73 165 20 15.0 156 362 81 102
2011-12 29 MIL 56 1469 766 363 144 46 34 16 43.7 84.6 109 130 233 55 29.1 287 657 176 208
2012-13 30 MIL 16 151 52 31 6 5 6 1 32.8 68.8 9 13 18 5 20.0 20 61 11 16
2013-14 31 WAS 22 395 183 114 15 10 7 7 53.1 88.9 17 37 77 17 41.2 76 143 24 27
2014-15 32 WAS 51 864 277 223 49 21 9 23 39.9 77.3 28 72 151 59 39.0 110 276 34 44
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Drew Gooden NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 22 82 30.8 54.8 49.5 9.7 9.9 1.0 18.9
2005-06 23 79 27.5 55.2 51.3 6.0 11.4 0.5 14.7
2006-07 24 80 28.0 50.8 47.4 8.2 10.7 0.8 14.6
2007-08 25 69 30.8 49.5 44.9 7.8 11.8 0.7 14.7
2008-09 26 51 24.8 52.6 46.8 6.9 10.9 0.6 13.6
2009-10 27 70 25.1 54.7 47.9 5.5 12.7 0.4 14.3
2010-11 28 MIL 35 24.6 48.7 43.5 9.4 9.2 1.0 12.8
2011-12 29 MIL 56 26.2 51.2 44.9 14.4 10.9 1.3 15.0
2012-13 30 MIL 16 9.4 38.2 33.6 7.2 10.8 0.7 2.8
2013-14 31 WAS 22 18.0 59.1 55.6 8.0 9.1 0.9 11.0
2014-15 32 WAS 51 16.9 46.9 44.0 13.2 7.5 1.8 7.4
Preseason Projections 33 WAS 55 14.7 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Drew Gooden

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Drew Gooden 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 15 ATL 19 7 6 1 0 0 1 2 5 2 2 1 3 0 6 1
May 13 at ATL 12 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
May 11 ATL 19 3 3 1 0 2 3 1 6 0 0 1 3 0 3 2
May 9 ATL 14 5 5 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 3
May 5 at ATL 17 5 4 1 1 1 1 2 4 1 2 0 1 1 3 2
May 3 at ATL 14 12 5 0 0 1 1 3 6 4 4 2 3 2 3 4
Apr 26 TOR 23 13 4 0 0 0 1 5 8 0 0 3 4 1 3 0
Apr 24 TOR 18 12 7 0 0 3 1 4 9 1 3 3 6 1 6 3
Apr 21 at TOR 18 5 6 2 0 1 1 1 6 2 2 1 3 3 3 3
Apr 18 at TOR 23 6 10 2 0 1 2 3 10 0 0 0 1 4 6 1
Apr 15 at CLE                                
Apr 14 at IND 38 6 10 2 1 1 0 2 8 2 2 0 0 4 6 1
Apr 12 ATL 21 5 6 1 0 0 1 2 6 1 2 0 1 2 4 4
Apr 10 at BKN 16 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 2 0 1 2 5 2
Apr 8 at PHI 25 4 5 5 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
Apr 4 at MEM 30 16 3 2 1 0 0 6 10 1 1 3 5 1 2 1
Apr 3 NYK 23 9 13 1 0 0 0 3 9 1 2 2 4 4 9 3
Apr 1 PHI 21 10 4 2 1 0 2 4 6 0 0 2 2 1 3 3
Mar 29 HOU 18 4 5 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 2
Mar 27 CHA 39 15 17 4 1 0 1 5 11 2 2 3 4 5 12 1
Mar 25 IND 17 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Mar 23 at GSW 12 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 2
Mar 22 at SAC 23 10 6 1 2 0 1 5 13 0 0 0 1 2 4 1
Mar 20 at LAC 21 10 4 2 1 0 1 3 5 4 4 0 1 1 3 3
Mar 18 at UTA 18 9 5 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 1 2 0 5 1
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Mar 16 POR 21 9 2 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Mar 14 SAC 26 2 9 1 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 3 6 3
Mar 12 MEM 27 13 5 3 1 0 0 4 9 5 6 0 1 2 3 3
Mar 9 at CHA 24 2 6 3 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 6 3
Mar 7 at MIL 22 5 10 1 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 2 4 6 2
Mar 6 MIA 17 11 4 0 0 0 0 4 9 2 2 1 3 2 2 2
Mar 3 at CHI 12 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
Feb 28 DET 20 9 2 0 1 1 0 4 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
Feb 27 at PHI 17 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 2 4 3
Feb 25 at MIN 10 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Feb 24 GSW                                
Feb 22 at DET                                
Feb 20 CLE 12 4 4 0 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Feb 11 at TOR 29 10 12 3 0 0 2 5 12 0 0 0 1 5 7 1
Feb 9 ORL 23 10 4 0 0 0 1 4 6 1 1 1 1 2 2 3
Feb 7 BKN 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0
Feb 5 at CHA                                
Feb 4 at ATL                                
Feb 2 CHA                                
Jan 31 TOR                                
Jan 28 at PHO 15 6 6 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 2 0 1 2 4 2
Jan 27 at LAL                                
Jan 25 at DEN                                
Jan 24 at POR                                
Jan 21 OKC                                
Jan 19 PHI 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jan 17 at BKN                                
Jan 16 BKN                                
Jan 14 at CHI                                
Jan 13 SAS                                
Jan 11 at ATL 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 1
Jan 9 CHI                                
Jan 7 NYK 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 5 at NOP                                
Jan 3 at SAS                                
Jan 2 at OKC                                
Dec 30 at DAL                                
Dec 29 at HOU 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Dec 27 BOS 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 25 at NYK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 23 CHI                                
Dec 21 PHO 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dec 19 at MIA 13 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Dec 16 MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dec 14 UTA                                
Dec 12 LAC                                
Dec 10 at ORL                                
Dec 8 BOS 15 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
Dec 7 at BOS                                
Dec 5 DEN                                
Dec 3 LAL 17 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 1
Dec 1 MIA 21 10 1 3 2 0 0 4 6 0 0 2 3 1 0 4
Nov 29 NOP 17 4 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 2 2 0 0 2 1 3
Nov 26 at CLE 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
Nov 25 ATL 20 12 3 1 1 0 0 5 8 0 0 2 3 1 2 3
Nov 22 at MIL 9 4 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 1
Nov 21 CLE                                
Nov 19 DAL                                
Nov 15 ORL                                
Nov 12 DET                                
Nov 8 at IND                                
Nov 7 at TOR 11 5 6 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 2 4 0
Nov 5 IND 16 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 2 1 1 2
Nov 4 at NYK 22 10 4 2 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 1 2 1 3 2
Nov 1 MIL 14 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Oct 30 at ORL 20 4 5 0 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
Oct 29 at MIA 34 18 5 1 0 0 2 8 11 1 4 1 2 2 3 3

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Gooden averaged 5.4 points (40% FG, 39% 3Pt, 77% FT), 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.4 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 17 minutes per game during 51 regular season games in 2014-15.

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Gooden moved back to the bench for Friday's game against the Nets.

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Gooden got the start against the Sixers on Wednesday and was able to put up four points, five rebounds, and five assists during 25 minutes of action.

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Gooden is in line to start Wednesday against the 76ers J. Michael of Comcast SportsNet reports.

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Gooden will start at power forward Friday against the Knicks.

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Gooden grabbed a double-double with 15 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 39 minutes of action Friday against the Hornets.

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Gooden had 10 points on 5-13 shooting Sunday to go with six rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes off the bench.

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Gooden is starting Saturday against the Kings, the Sacramento Bee reports.

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Gooden started Thursday's game with Nene (personal reasons) out. He finished the game with 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

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Gooden will start Thursday's game against the Grizzlies, the Washington Post reports.

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Gooden came off the bench for the Wizards on Wednesday with Kris Humphries (back) out, and picked up a double-double in 29 minutes by scoring 10 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and grabbing 12 boards.

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Gooden (knee) is officially inactive for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

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2014-15

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2012-13

An early season injury to Andrew Bogut opened the door for Gooden to have one of the better seasons of his career in 2011-12. After bouncing around the rotation for the first month of the season, Gooden was able to lock up a spot in the starting five when Bogut hit the shelf. Gooden responded by averaging 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 46 starts. The holes in Gooden’s game remained evident, though, as he shot just 43.7 percent from the floor while chipping in little on defense (0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks). Unfortunately for Gooden, the Bucks re-signed Ersan Ilyasova and traded for Samuel Dalembert this offseason, which means his starting spot will likely be gone. He could also lose some time to Ekpe Udoh, who came over in the trade deadline deal that sent Bogut to Golden state. Entering his 10th season, we know what Gooden has to offer skill-wise – he’s a capable scorer who rarely passes up a shot while providing little help on the defensive end of the court. Despite the expected change in role, Gooden could thrive as a scoring punch off the Bucks’ bench, which could hold value in deeper formats.

2011-12

The Bucks signed Gooden to a five-year deal a year ago only to watch him play in 35 games in his debut season with the team. In the games he did play in, Gooden was mainly ineffective, averaging just 6.8 rebounds while shooting a dreadful 43.1 percent from the field. A healthy Gooden should get back on track a bit this season, but he’ll likely have to do it from the bench, at least at the beginning.

2010-11

Gooden's five-year, $32 million contract raised some eyebrows (after all, he has been on seven different teams in the last four years), but he's a good fit in the Bucks' frontcourt. Able to play either power forward or center, Gooden averaged 14.8 points and 9.4 rebounds in 24 games after joining the Clippers last year. He may not play 30-plus minutes this season like he did in Los Angeles, but he could still average 10-12 points and roughly eight rebounds per game.

2009-10

Gooden is an NBA nomad joining his seventh team in just his eighth NBA season. Regardless of his home Gooden has been exceptionally consistent averaging 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds for his career. Dallas will use him in a role similar to that of Brandon Bass last season, playing him at center and power forward making Gooden worth a late-round pick.

2008-09

Gooden performed reasonably well after a mid-season trade to Chicago, posting averages of 14.0 points, 9.2 boards and 46.1 percent shooting from the floor. But the Bulls are well-stocked at the four spot, and Gooden can’t compete with the likes of Joakim Noah or Tyrus Thomas in the all-important categories of youth and potential on a team that seems to be rebuilding around first overall pick Derrick Rose. Watch the preseason closely. If new coach Vinny Del Negro decides that Gooden will make a good steadying influence on a young team, he’ll be worth a look. But if he appears to be lagging behind Noah, Thomas or Andreas Nocioni in the rotation, look elsewhere.

2007-08

Gooden is likely the most talented big man on the Cavs roster. Unfortunately, he has consistently made poor decisions on the court (and at the barber shop) that have prevented him from ever really breaking out. Still, he’s a rock-solid double-double threat for his entire tenure in Cleveland, and his 11.1 points and 8.5 boards per do come in handy. He’s also a relative iron man, having missed only six games total over the past four years. The Cavs have not changed their roster appreciably this offseason, so there’s no reason to expect Gooden’s production to change much, if at all, from the past few years.

2006-07

Gooden is a solid rebounder (8.4 rpg), but last season a time-split with Donyell Marshall and Anderson Varejao led to a career-low 10.7 ppg for Gooden, even though he shot a career-high 51% from the field. At 6-10 and athletic, Gooden is the most physically gifted of the three but doesn’t display the veteran smarts of Marshall or the enthusiasm and defense of Varejao, which often keeps him on the bench in crucial moments. Since he will be competing with those same players for opportunity again this season, Gooden’s outlook shouldn’t change much.

2005-06

Gooden had his best statistical season in 2004-05, averaging 14.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, upping his free throw percentage to 81%, and putting up moderately useful numbers for fantasy leaguers. But on the court, the Cavs grew frustrated with Gooden's mental mistakes and signed Donyell Marshall in the offseason to replace him. Gooden will still get minutes, as Marshall could spend some time at the three with LeBron James and Larry Hughes playing together in the backcourt, but such a lineup would leave the Cavs without a true point guard. As a result, Gooden could be trade bait to get the Cavs some point guard help; in any case, he's unlikely to match his numbers from last year with Marshall around.

2004-05

Stuck behind Juwan Howard on Orlando's depth chart last season, Gooden's development was slowed. An offseason trade to Cleveland solves that problem. Gooden takes over Carlos Boozer's role as rebounder, low-post presence, and recipient of brilliant passes from LeBron James. Look for him to post significant improvements to his career averages of 12 points and 6.5 boards.

2003-04

After a strong rookie showing last season, Gooden should improve his numbers across the board. In addition to playing the power forward slot, Gooden will also be tasked to play more minutes at center due to the offseason acquisition of Juwan Howard. The only question regarding Gooden is how he handles some of the NBA's better big men. He struggled at times playing the position with Memphis.