Yahoo Sports reports
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.
I don’t like this signing for the Bucks
- $32 million over five years is too much money for Gooden.
- Gooden is a defensive liability which negates a lot of his positive contributions offensively + on the glass.
- Milwaukee had an effective power forward combination of Ersan Ilyasova and Richard Luc Mbah a Moute. I think breaking up this duo to fit in Drew Gooden is going to weaken Milwaukee at the power forward position.
I thought Drew Gooden was going to command around $12 million over three seasons. Seeing him get another $20 million and two additional years is very surprising. The Bucks drastically overpaid to land Gooden.