Wizards react to losing Nene
In a move that was expected, Drew Gooden will sign a 10-day contract with the Wizards on Wednesday morning and practice with the team before heading to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN Washington.
Gooden, who hasn't played in the NBA this season, is a 6-10 forward-center and spent the last three of his 11-year career with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was the fourth overall pick in the 2002 draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and will have played for 10 teams when he suits up for Washington.
He has averaged 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds for his career, but only 3.3 and 1.9 with Milwaukee last season.
Gooden has trained at Verizon Center as a free agent. The Wizards (28-28) are in need of size after losing Nene for six weeks to a left knee ligament strain and Kevin Seraphin's recurring issue with swelling in his right knee.