Just heard this on the Dan Patrick Show, the Bucks have signed PF Drew Gooden at 5 years, 32 million. The DP show is usually very accurate, not rushing to report anything so I trust the validity.
First off, I am a little shocked the Bucks got involved this early. Second, I think it shows how shrewd John Hammonds is as a General Manager. When the dominos start falling players are going to go to where the stars are, Hammonds went after a guy he wanted at a price he wanted. Third, I like the move, Gooden is a physical power forward who should help ease in rookie Larry Sanders. More importantly, the Gooden signing does not force Sanders into action before he is ready.