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Andrew Gooden
DrewGoodenMavs.jpg
Dallas Mavericks  – No. 90
Power forward / Center
Born September 24, 1981 (1981-09-24) (age 28)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
League NBA
High school El Cerrito
College Kansas
Draft 4th overall, 2002
Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams Memphis Grizzlies (2002–2003)
Orlando Magic (2003–2004)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004–2008)
Chicago Bulls (2008–2009)
Sacramento Kings (2009)
San Antonio Spurs (2009)
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Andrew Melvin "Drew" Gooden (born September 24, 1981 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. Gooden is a 6'10", 250 lbs. power forward from the University of Kansas.

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High school

Before Gooden played the center position at El Cerrito High School, he attended Bloomington High School in Bloomington, Illinois for a half semester in his freshman year. After going back to California, he, as a senior, led his Gauchos to the 1999 California Interscholastic Federation Boys Division III championship game. Washington Union High School (led by NBA guard DeShawn Stevenson) won the championship game over El Cerrito HS by a score of 77–71.[1]

College

Gooden joined Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich in a trio of fabulous freshmen for the 1999–2000 season. Although at times Gooden was frustrated with the way things were going his freshman year, he finally adjusted to coach Roy Williams' system.

In his freshman year, KU went 24–10 and lost to the Duke Blue Devils in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The next season, the Jayhawks went 26–7 and fell to the Illinois Fighting Illini, coached by future KU coach Bill Self, in the 2001 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.

His most successful season was 2002, where he led the nation in rebounding and was named NABC national player of the year. The Jayhawks went 33–4, including 16–0 in Big 12 Conference play to win KU its first conference championship since 1998. The Jayhawks advanced to their first Final Four in the 2002 NCAA Tournament since 1993; however, they lost to the eventual national champion Maryland Terrapins in the semifinal.

For being named NABC player of the year for 2002, Gooden's jersey (#0) was retired in 2003, at halftime of a KU home game with Kansas State in what would have been his senior year had he not foregone his senior year for the NBA.

NBA Draft

Gooden declared himself for the draft after his impressive junior year. Out of the University of Kansas, Gooden was selected as the 4th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2002 NBA Draft.

Professional career

As a professional, Gooden has established himself as a solid power forward, consistently bringing down double digit numbers in points and rebounds. He is considered a good guy on and off the court, and was named a "Good Guy in Sports" by The Sporting News.

Cleveland Cavaliers

After the Carlos Boozer controversy, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed another power forward. On July 23, 2004 Cleveland obtained Gooden, Anderson Varejao, and Steven Hunter for Tony Battie and two second-round draft picks from the Orlando Magic via trade.[2]

Gooden re-signed with the Cavaliers for three more years on August 14, 2006.[3] He agreed to a three-year, $23 million contract.[4]

In the 2006–07 NBA season, he averaged 11.1 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game.[5]

Chicago Bulls

On February 21, 2008, at the 2007–08 season's trade deadline, Gooden was traded by the Cavs (along with Larry Hughes, Cedric Simmons, and Shannon Brown) to the Chicago Bulls as a part of a three-team, 11-player deal involving the Seattle SuperSonics.[6]

Sacramento Kings

On February 18, 2009, at the 2008–09 season's trade deadline, Gooden was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a six-player deal that included Andres Nocioni and Cedric Simmons.[7]

On March 1, Gooden was bought out of his contract making him a free agent after playing just one game for the Kings.[8]

San Antonio Spurs

On March 5, 2009, Gooden signed with the San Antonio Spurs for the remainder of the season.[9]

Dallas Mavericks

On July 25, 2009, Gooden posted a message on his Twitter page that said "Dallas Here I Come!!!" Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, reposted Gooden's tweet, adding "Welcome Drew.. !". On July 30, Gooden officially signed with the Mavericks.[10]

Personal

Gooden is half Finnish; his father, Andrew Gooden, met Drew's mother, Ulla, while playing pro basketball[11][12] in Äänekoski, Finland. Gooden's parents divorced later on, and he stayed with his father in California, US. Gooden enjoys playing the piano.[2]

At the beginning of the 2006–07 season, Gooden appeared with a patch of hair on the back of his head. He refers to this hair style as a "duck tail."[13] Gooden said, "It is drawing a lot of attention...One thing I've found out is even negative publicity is good publicity. At least I had the (guts) to do it." He claims women love it: "I went from getting compliments to now being sexy."[14]

Honors

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Memphis 51 29 26.1 .443 .304 .697 5.8 1.2 .8 .4 12.1
2002–03 Orlando 19 18 28.6 .498 .000 .738 8.4 1.1 .8 .7 13.6
2003–04 Orlando 79 17 27.0 .445 .214 .637 6.5 1.1 .8 .9 11.6
2004–05 Cleveland 82 80 30.8 .492 .179 .810 9.2 1.6 .9 .9 14.4
2005–06 Cleveland 79 79 27.5 .512 .333 .682 8.4 .7 .7 .6 10.7
2006–07 Cleveland 80 80 28.0 .473 .167 .714 8.5 1.1 .9 .3 11.1
2007–08 Cleveland 51 51 30.7 .444 .000 .728 8.3 1.0 .7 .6 11.3
2007–08 Chicago 18 14 31.0 .461 .000 .813 9.3 1.7 .7 1.3 14.0
2008–09 Chicago 31 27 29.6 .457 .000 .866 8.6 1.4 .8 .4 13.1
2008–09 Sacramento 1 0 26.0 .556 .000 1.000 13.0 2.0 .0 .0 12.0
2008–09 San Antonio 19 1 16.8 .490 .000 .789 4.4 .2 .2 .2 9.8
Career 510 396 28.1 .471 .219 .732 7.9 1.1 .8 .6 12.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Orlando 7 7 33.4 .400 .000 .722 12.7 .6 .4 .9 14.0
2005–06 Cleveland 13 13 21.7 .529 .000 .944 7.5 .6 .2 .2 8.2
2006–07 Cleveland 20 20 30.3 .493 .000 .769 8.0 1.0 .5 .4 11.4
2008–09 San Antonio 4 0 17.8 .333 .000 1.000 3.8 .3 .2 .2 7.3
Career 44 40 27.1 .467 .000 .800 8.2 .8 .4 .4 10.5

Notes

  1. ^ "SoCalHoops High School News". Southern Cal Hoops. http://www.socalhoops.tierranet.com/archive/prepnotes/0399/washingtonunion0320.htm. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Drew Gooden Bio Page". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/drew_gooden/bio.html. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  3. ^ "Gooden signs three-year, $23M deal with Cavaliers". Sports.espn.go.com. September 11, 2006. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2549112. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  4. ^ Stein, Marc (September 11, 2006). "Gooden signs three-year, $23M deal with Cavaliers". ESPN.com: ESPN website. The Walt Disney Company. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2549112. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  5. ^ "Drew Gooden: Season Averages". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/drew_gooden/index.html. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  6. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak in Three-way Trade With Chicago, Seattle". Sports.myway.com. http://sports.myway.com/news/02212008/v8855.html. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  7. ^ "Kings acquire four players in three-team trade". NBA.com. February 18, 2009. http://www.nba.com/kings/news/kings_press_release0209.html. Retrieved February 19, 2009.  
  8. ^ "Final year of Drew Gooden's deal bought out by Sacramento Kings". Sports.espn.go.com. March 2, 2009. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3944959. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  9. ^ "Forward Gooden joins Spurs for playoff run". NBA.com. February 27, 2009. http://www.nba.com/2009/news/03/05/spurs.gooden.ap/index.html. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  10. ^ Mavericks sign Gooden
  11. ^ Jemele Hill. "Riding with Drew Gooden". ESPN. October 5, 2007. Retrieved on December 30, 2008.
  12. ^ Chris Mannix. "First Person: Drew Gooden" Sports Illustrated. April 10, 2006. Retrieved on December 30, 2008.
  13. ^ "Garbage Time". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/features/garbagetime_061204.html. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  14. ^ "Drew defends that patch of hair on neck". InsideBayArea.com. http://origin.insidebayarea.com/sports/ci_6081929. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  
  15. ^ "Former Kansas star Drew Gooden takes it to the hoop with EA Sports in NCAA March Madness 2003". Gamezone.com. September 10, 2008. http://ps2.gamezone.com/news/11_04_02_05_23PM.htm. Retrieved March 6, 2009.  

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