gooden chooses the spurs over the lakers
Gooden chooses Spurs over Lakers
Drew Gooden is the new big man who the Spurs hope will fortify their latest playoff run.
Gooden joined the Spurs after buying out his contract earlier this week in Sacramento.
Gooden arrived Thursday evening at the Spurs’ practice facility and met with reporters. The Spurs had been shopping for another frontcourt presence to challenge the bigger Los Angeles Lakers should the Western Conference’s top two teams meet up again in the playoffs.
“I got calls from (the Lakers) trying to get me,” said Gooden, the 6-foot-10 power forward who officially became a Spur when he signed a contract for a pro-rated portion of the $1.5 million that remained of the Spurs’ mid-level salary cap exception.
“It was a game of chess probably. (The Lakers) probably knew San Antonio was the team they had to get past in the West.”
well well well....