The Mavs and the Wizards pulled off their blockbuster deal on Saturday. After reading John Hollinger, it makes sense that the Wizards will try to buy out Drew Gooden for the rest of the year, making him a free agent.
Should this all happen before March 1, are the Bobcats a realistic destination for Gooden? Will the Bobcats spend money despite the sale rumor?
He immediately fills a glaring need at backup power forward. I'm not sure if this makes the Bobcats substantially better, but it does provide depth at the weakest position.