The Washington Wizards have signed Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract.
“We will rely on all of our frontcourt players to step up and contribute as we go through this stretch without Nene,” said Grunfeld. “Signing Drew gives us size, shooting ability and experience to add to that mix.”
Gooden (6-10, 230) has played 11 seasons with Memphis, Orlando, Cleveland, Chicago, Sacramento, San Antonio, Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee, appearing in 687 career regular season games (493 starts) while averaging 11.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27.0 minutes per contest.
Gooden will wear No. 90 for the Wizards.
"I got 90," said Gooden to Michael Lee of the Washington Post. "They said I got to let 0 cool off for a second."
Gilbert Arenas wore No. 0 for the Wizards, but was traded to the Orlando Magic in 2010.