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Wizards sign Drew Gooden to fill Nene void

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Washington Wizards have strengthened their attacking options by signing free agent Drew Gooden to a ten-day contract. 

The Wizards President Ernie Grunfield today announced the acquisition, which has come in the face of a devastating injury to star player Nene.

It's understood that Nene will be out for around six weeks and the Wizards have acted fast in trying to fill the void in the meantime.   

Speaking today, Grunfield explained, "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 is a veteran of the NBA at the age of 32, with eleven seasons of play for several different teams. 

He started off his career with single seasons in Memphis and Orlando before his four year stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Other destinations of his include Chicago, San Antonio, Dallas, LA, and last season he was with the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Adding some experience to the Wizards ranks would have definitely been a key reason for bring in Gooden on board, with the forward having played 687 career NBA regular season games, with 493 starts. 

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