Monday , Mar , 02 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Drew Gooden to Sign with Spurs?

Drew Gooden agreed to a buyout with the Sacramento Kings and the San Antonio Spurs are the favorite to sign him for the rest of the regular season and playoffs, two league executives said on Sunday night.


The Kings beat Sunday’s midnight Eastern deadline for Gooden to be eligible to play in the playoffs for another team. Gooden, who makes $7.1 million this season, has an expiring contract. The Kings saved themselves approximately $1.8 million with the buyout agreement.

The Spurs have wanted badly to add frontcourt help, and nearly pulled off a trade deadline deal for Los Angeles Clippers center Marcus Camby. Gooden could give the Spurs much-needed size if they face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference playoffs.