Drew Gooden clears waivers, is unrestricted free agent


Don’t everyone crowd around, the line forms to the right.

Drew Gooden is a free agent. The Bucks amnestied the 11-year veteran and nobody stepped up to clear him of waivers, so now anybody can negotiate him reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Gooden is owed two years, $13.4 million on his contract, the end of a full mid-level five-year, $32 million deal. He played in just 16 games for the Bucks last season, but a season earlier he started 46 games scoring 13.2 points a game with a PER of 18.8.

Which is to say used in the right place on an inexpensive deal, he could have some value. We’ll see if any team grabs him.