InsideHoops.com - NBA Basketball News, Rumors, Articles, Interviews

  NBA NEWS & RUMORS
News
NBA rumors
Media Links
Basketball Blog

  EMAIL & FORUMS
Message Board
Free Email

  SCORES & STATS
Scores
NBA Stats
Previews
Recaps
Standings
NBA Video
Schedule
Transactions

  NBA FEATURES
Fantasy Basketball
Power Rankings
NBA Awards Watch
Old Articles
NBA Salaries
Free Agents
Interviews
Depth Charts
MVP Race
Rookie Watch
NBA Draft
NBA Mock Draft




  MORE BASKETBALL
History
NBA All-Star Weekend
Business
Playing Tips
NBA Throwback Jerseys

  MORE LEAGUES
Olympics
World
USA
Minors
Summer

  WEBSITE INFO
About Us
Write For Us
Advertise
Contact Us



InsideHoops NBA [Home]

Drew Gooden Mini-Interview

 


SHARE THIS PAGE


"LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK


 






/ Nov. 22, 2004

Drew GoodenCleveland Cavaliers forward Drew Gooden was born in Oakland, California. He finished his three-year University of Kansas basketball career with averages of 15.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. In the NBA, he previously played for the Grizzlies and Magic. InsideHoops.com met with the 6-10, 240-pound Gooden in Madison Square Garden, after a defeat at the hands of the New York Knicks, for a quick interview.

InsideHoops.com: Talk about the Cavs. You're off to a streaky start.

Drew Gooden: We're 6-4 now. First ten games, we're two games above .500. We'd love to have gotten this one tonight, put us over the hump, but couldn't get it, couldn't fight back. But other than that, the season's going well.

InsideHoops.com: You're finally getting a chance, this season, to show what you can do.

Drew Gooden: Yeah, I'm very excited. This is my first time getting consecutive minutes, being out there playing a lot. I think playing at the four is very helpful too, because that's my natural position. I'm not playing like three different positions.

InsideHoops.com: In the past, not only were you not getting played consistent minutes, but you didn't have a clear role.

Drew Gooden: Exactly. That's how it was. That's how it's been my whole career. I would play the two, the three, the four and the five. I think it's better now that I'm just at the four, and building a foundation at the four.

InsideHoops.com: What did the Cavs tell you to do for this team?

Drew Gooden: Energy and rebounding, and playing defense is my role on this team.



MAIN BASKETBALL SECTIONS
NBA Basketball
College
High School
Streetball
WNBA
D-League
Basketball Forum
BASKETBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
RSS (of our blog)
On Twitter
On Facebook
On Instagram
On YouTube
On Google+
KEY BASKETBALL WEBSITE INFO
About Us
Contact Us
Advertise
Write For Us

All content copyright 1999-2016, InsideHoops.com. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
Partner with USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Owned by InsideHoops Media Inc.