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Wizards Reportedly to Bring Back Drew Gooden on 1-Year Deal

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Drew Gooden #90 of the Washington Wizards celebrates after Trevor Ariza scored a key basket late in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Drew Gooden #90 of the Washington Wizards celebrates after Trevor Ariza scored a key basket late in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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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