The Disappointment Zone

Musings from a Cleveland sports fan

Drew Gooden: officially a Cav

Posted by disappointmentzone on 11 September 2006

Drew Gooden signed a multi-year contract with the Cavaliers this afternoon, the terms of which were not disclosed per the CBA. The contract is believed to be worth $20-$23 million over three years.

I like the contract, for reasons explained here.

More on Gooden (and Marshall) in my roster analysis of the power forwards, forthcoming at an unspecified date.

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4 Responses to “Drew Gooden: officially a Cav”

  1. Anonymous said

    Hmmmm… Why do we need Gooden and Marshall? I asked the same question last year… and I know they’re comepletely different players, but thats an awful lot of money to be sitting on the sideline for half the game.

  2. Dan said

    Hmmmm… Why do we need Gooden and Marshall? I asked the same question last year… and I know they’re comepletely different players, but thats an awful lot of money to be sitting on the sideline for half the game.

  3. Gooden is a good player. He’s above average, in fact. He rebounds well and scores efficiently. His defense leaves something to be desired, but then again that same complaint can be made of nearly every Cav. His contract is team-friendly (probably front loaded so that the Cavs can resign Varejao next season; three years is not very long).

    Marshall is a different story. He’s not nearly as productive as Gooden. But he also provides a complimentary set of skills.

  4. Randall said

    Marshall now makes about half as much money as Gooden. Small detail, I know. But I would think in the grand scheme of things, having an excellent backup making about half as much as your starter is exactly what you want. And Marshall is part of the regular rotation. With the impending decline of Z, having both Marshall and Varejao available off the bench becomes closer to a necessity than a luxury.

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