The Spurs, who were quiet at the trade deadline, are set to beef up their frontcourt. From the San Antonio Express-News:
Drew Gooden, traded from Chicago to Sacramento last month, has found another new basketball home - in San Antonio. Gooden, who was bought out in Sacramento on Sunday, is expected to sign with the Spurs sometime after clearing waivers on Wednesday.
A 6-foot-10 power forward who gained NBA Finals experience against the Spurs in 2007 with Cleveland, Gooden will join a Spurs team clinging to a slim lead in the Southwest Division and chasing the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference.
A number of teams made a run at Gooden after he became a free agent earlier this week, including Dallas and New Orleans, two of the Spurs' Southwest Division rivals. Ostensibly, the Spurs were able to entice him with the $1.5 million left over from their mid-level exception.
Gooden has been hobbled with a bad groin for much of the year, and left his only game with Sacramento with injury last Wednesday. A 7-year NBA veteran, Gooden is averaging 13.1 points and 8.7 rebounds in 32 games this season.
• Spurs land Gooden for stretch run (San Antonio Express-News)