February 26, 2010 |
What's good for Drew Gooden and the Clippers may not be so favorable for the development of DeAndre Jordan . After starting twice and averaging 27 minutes in the first three games after the Clippers traded Marcus Camby , Jordan has seen his playing time plummet since Gooden joined the Clippers. Jordan played 17 minutes Monday against Charlotte and only 15 minutes Wednesday against Detroit. The Clippers won both games, and interim Coach Kim Hughes said Gooden would start at power forward for the foreseeable future.
March 31, 2002
After a disappointing Final Four, Kansas forward Drew Gooden might think longer about whether to declare for the NBA draft. "It will be a tough decision," the junior All-American said. "No one wants their college career to end like this. I will have to look at it and deal with it and make a decision later." * Point guard Aaron Miles--one of three freshmen who played a key role for Kansas--recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
March 30, 2002 |
Talk about versatile. Kansas forward Drew Gooden scores, rebounds, runs the floor with ease. He combines elusive post moves with a feathery jump shot. And he is as comfortable on his grandfather's farm in Finland as he is in Lawrence, Kan., or his family's Bay Area home in Richmond. Gooden's mother's family still lives in Finland, decades after their daughter, Ulla, met an American named Andrew Gooden. He was playing professional basketball overseas and she married him.
March 23, 2010
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki was ejected. A 16-point lead had dissolved into a four-point deficit. And that recent 13-game winning streak was looking like something that happened a long, long time ago. But the Dallas Mavericks still had a couple of things going for them. It was Jason Kidd's birthday, and they were playing the Clippers. Kidd scored a season-high 26 points, most of it coming during a game-breaking spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that sent the Mavericks to a 106-96 victory over the Clippers on Tuesday night.
February 25, 2010 |
How's this for a capper? The Clippers may have cleared salary cap space for a marquee free agent . . . and improved themselves in the process. It's beginning to look that way, with the early returns on a pair of trade-deadline deals continuing to exceed expectations Wednesday night at Staples Center. A Clippers team that had a playing-out-the-string feel just a week ago rallied from a nine-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Detroit Pistons, 97-91, for its third consecutive victory.
January 14, 2010 |
It's an easy-to-spot trend for Andrew Bynum , 22 years old and still learning on the job. The more the Lakers center touches the ball, the more his confidence swells and, typically, the better his stats become. A day after grudgingly losing a tight battle against San Antonio veteran Tim Duncan , Bynum took apart Dallas centers Erick Dampier and Drew Gooden . Bynum made eight of 11 shots, and was fouled on a handful of other shots that led to seven free-throw attempts Wednesday against the Mavericks.