Bucks add solid veteran power forward

Reportedly the Bucks have signed free agent journeyman power center Drew Gooden. 

Over the last three seasons, Gooden has posted a cumulative MWS48 of -0.27, which is above the median for players who played the position of power forward, and well above the median for backup centers.  His numbers appear to suggest he is a better producer at the power forward position.

Gooden is well-traveled.  He has played for six teams in the last three seasons alone.  In that time he has produced 10.7 wins and 12.1 losses (.469%).

The signing of Gooden appears to be another sign that the Bucks intend to build a base of solid .500% winning percentage veterans around center Andrew Bogut and PG Brandon Jennings, and hope that the two will improve to the point that they can carry the Bucks into championship contention.

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One Response to “Bucks add solid veteran power forward”

  1. Houston Says:

    I like the addition of Gooden. This definitely addresses one of the team’s biggest weakness from last year, as Gooden is a proven big man scoring threat. The Bucks should be improved, and they were already a pretty good team in the last half of the past season.

    But it appears we are overpaying, at least in total dollars committed over the length of the contract. I just don’t like the cost and potential future salary cap impact. Shouldn’t a journeyman player like Gooden, looking for stability, be willing to take LESS money for a long term contract with an up and coming young team?

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