Thursday, July 1, 2010

Drew Gooden to Bucks, Darko to Wolves in first NBA free agent signings

As you may have heard, the NBA free agent signing period began at 12:01am ET today. While all the talk thus far has been focused on where LeBron James will end up and the highly unlikely scenario of James joining Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami, two free agents have come to terms already.

According to Yahoo Sports, the Bucks and Drew Gooden have agreed to a five-year, $32 million deal. Gooden has played for the Grizzlies, Magic, Cavs, Bulls, Kings, Spurs, Mavs and Wizards in his eight-year career. Though he's been around the block, Gooden should be a nice addition to a Milwaukee team that now features Andrew Bogut, Brandon Jennings, Corey Maggette and Chris Douglas-Roberts.

ESPN's Chad Ford is reporting that Darko Milicic has agreed to re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal is reportedly worth $20 million over four years. Darko began last season on the Knicks and was dealt to the T'Wolves after barely playing for Mike D'Antoni, but shined during his time with Minnesota. The Wolves also signed Nikola Pekovic, their 2008 second round pick. He had been playing for Panathinaikos in Greece.

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