WASHINGTON (CBSCDC) — The Washington Wizards will bring back 32-year-old Drew Gooden back for another season, Chris Miller has confirmed for CSN Washington.

Gooden — 6-foot-10, 230 pounds — initially signed with the Wizards on Feb. 26 on a 10-day contract, played well enough to earn another 10-day contract, and eventually an extension through the remainder of the 2013-13 season.

He proved a valuable veteran asset to a young Wizards team down the stretch, which made its first playoff appearance in six seasons, with much of the roster playoff inexperienced.

The Wizards have had themselves a day in free agency, first allowing Trevor Booker to walk — he’s reportedly heading to the Jazz — then quickly filling that void in the post with veteran power forward Kris Humphries, reportedly working out a sign-and-trade with Boston.


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