He'll look great playing next to Duncan. Timmy is making Bonner look like Dirk Nowitzki and Roger Mason look like Reggie Miller so just imagine what he can do for Gooden who actually has talent.
ok so gooden has more talent then bonner and mason?? bonner and mason have no talent???? lol bonner starts for us. gooden wont even be backing up bonner he will probably be backing up kurt thomas who is a backup to bonner
ok so gooden has more talent then bonner and mason?? bonner and mason have no talent???? lol
Gooden has comparable level skills, definitely. Those two are catch and shoot players who are thriving because they have a dominant post presence and someone whose speciality (Parker) is driving to the basket and can pass really well, specifcially outside. The fact they fill their roles so well is admirable, but they are journeyman ballplayers made important cogs because they have great teammates who can use them properly and a great coach - it's not them.
the only thing with Gooden is his concentration level and defensive commitement are decidely UN spurs like and it's not that he won't (he's not a malcontent at all, he tries), it's almost he can't - so i dont see that changing.
He's a perfect fit for SA. Another light skinned, nice black guy
He has game. Don't listen to the haters. He has above average post moves, can hit the mid range with consistency, and can board and play better D than the haters pretend. I agree he'll lapse and be retarded sometimes, will have games where he's off and doesn't show up to play, but he can be a go to, and another finisher big man. If you haven't seen him play then i think you'll be pleasantly surprised given the hate he gets from Cav's fans mostly.
I wasn't a big fan of Gooden on the Bulls for a long-term solution, but he did play well for the Bulls in many games this year. I would be curious to see how well he can play with a talent like Duncan. He probably will surprise a few people.