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Wizards sign Gooden to second 10-day contract



The Washington Wizards signed forward Drew Gooden to a second 10-day contract Saturday.

Gooden, who was initially signed by the Wizards on Feb. 26, has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over three games.

Before signing his first 10-day contract, the 6-foot-10 Gooden last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16 games.

Gooden is a veteran of 11 NBA seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers and Bucks. In 690 career regular-season games, Gooden averages 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

The 32-year-old Gooden was the fourth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Grizzlies. He was with the Cavaliers when they reached the NBA Finals in 2007.

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