I've heard that ESPN radio has reported that Gooden is going to stay, 3-years, 23 million deal. So it seems like the starting five will stay the same.
Would've you wanted somebody else to starting lineup, and bench Gooden or just trade him away? My opinion is that the Cavs are fine with this roster and keeping Gooden is helpful. Gooden is a solid PF who can also score. Better fit for the team would've been, from the free agents, Wilcox. Harrington wasw the other option, but I think Gooden fits better than him.
Al Harrington would be a way better fit for the cavs i think. I cant really stand gooden's inconcsistency. Im just thankful that if this is true its not a long term deal. Maybe he'll get traded i dont know. Thats over 7 mil a year. He's getting a little overpaid i think.
At least it isn't 10 million a year, but I'm still iffy on this signing. Drew's inconsistency makes me sick, and the front court of Z and Drew is so soft it's sadd. This is why Drew and Z rode the damn bench in the playoffs because of their lack of consistency and lack of toughness. It's nice to see we signed a guy that even Coach Brown doesn't trust. Hopefully we can still sign Reggie Evans.
I couldnt be happier about this one. This was the one move i was really hoping for this offseason, and now that it's out of the way we can focus on trading for/signing a better point guard. Gooden i think was just really important to get back on a team that's already paper thin in the frontcourt as it is
Yeah, he is inconsistent and he got a little bit overpaid.
What I like here is the lenght of the contract, Cavs needs Gooden right now and when a team needs his own free agent the tendency is overpay the player for 6 years, like Denver didi with Nene.
Totally agree. Three years is enough to make Drew smile but not enough to make him think he's got pay day and doesn't have to 'put in'. Drew is probably as decent fit for the Cavs as anyone, you'd look for him to avg 12-15PPG & 8-10RPG (a little wishful on the RPG!!). LBJ, Z & Larry are your primary/natural scorers, Drew just needs to toughen up a bit and concentrate on the not-so-glamourous stats (Reb, Screens etc). Now if we can a true PG, look out Miami................maybe!!
Eastern Conference Finals - Cavs Vs Heat - That'd be great veiwing!!