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Old 10-10-2006, 09:31 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by adityad
It is pretty safe to expect 14 and 10 from gooden with a block and good %.
Are we talking about the same Drew Gooden that averaged 10 and 8 while facing little competition for playing time other than Donyell Marshall for most of the year and still only averaged 27 minutes? Now Cleveland has to find time for Gooden, Varejao and Marshall so I think another 10 and 8 season averaging 25-27 minutes per game would be the more likely case. And that's not even taking into account that last season there wasn't really a backup for Ilgauskas so there were more frontcourt minutes to spread around. With the addition of Scott Pollard, minutes will be even tighter.
He only got 14 and 9 when he got a solid half hour the season before last, I don't see why anyone would expect him to best his career rebounding totals this year.
I probably sound a litte disgruntled, but that's only because I owned Gooden last season.
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