So Gardner reported Drew at least talking the talk:
"I committed my summer to my body," Gooden said in an interview from San Francisco. "I wanted my foot to be in the best condition it's been in, and you will shortly see that.
"The foot is feeling great. I have my days where it is sore, but I guess I won't know until I play five games in a row. I think the two biggest keys for any team this season will be staying healthy and being a deep squad."http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/134805788.html
I'll give credit where credit is due if he really has gotten into good shape. I've been petrified that Gooden would put on 50 lbs during the lockout, but that appears not to be the case.
That said, the Bucks' future is inextricably tied to Gooden's. Or more accurately, Hammond's job is.
The Bucks have had a void at PF since we traded Vin Baker, and Gooden can either be part of the solution, or a big part of the problem through sucking up available resources and preventing us from getting where we need to go.
Dare we dream that disaster could still be averted with the Drew signing?
I still have no idea what you all want from Gooden? I think he is the perfect complement to Bogut if we had two more proven scorers. he does the dirty work opposite Bogut.
The key here is Larry Sanders. I think it was the best move the Bucks made last year and should have been the only move they made outside of robbing the Nets of CDR who I looked at the trade checker and if I am not mistaken we hold his NBA rights as we do Ersan's.
CDR was a cool cat and he can hoop...He is Dougie 'Fresh.' I just hope and pray he lands on his feet wherever he is. But Gooden is solid.
I think he blends in well with SJack and Udrich. I think that the Bucks need to get another piece or two and they can contend [if healthy] for a playoff spot.
I would like to see a guy like Mike Dunleavy or Travis Outlaw and Pryzbilla brought in if we are going to keep SJack for this year along with Gooden.
Outlaw or Dunleavy [Clips should be bustin down his door] can back up Mbah a Moute for some offense and in the case of Outlaw you won't lose much defensively either. Then got get Joel P....
Slide Delfino as back up 2 guard perhaps? I know many of you love him so oh well.