SEE IT: Drew Gooden calls the cost…earlier than it occurs initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Washington
Drew Gooden isn’t any stranger to defending within the submit.
The previous Wizard and present NBC Sports activities Washington coloration analyst used his 14 years of NBA expertise to flawlessly anticipate what was going to occur when Timberwolves energy ahead Karl-Anthony Cities was backing down Washington middle Moritz Wagner on the low block.
“Good time to get a cost proper right here for those who’re Moe,” Gooden stated.
“Like that?” play-by-play commentator Justin Kutcher responded. “Nice name, Drew Gooden!”
Although Cities led all Minnesota scorers with 23 factors within the Wizards’ 128-112 Saturday evening victory, this play completely illustrated simply how a lot Wagner and firm annoyed “The Forehead” all evening lengthy. Cities shot 7-19 from the sector and turned the ball over a game-high 5 occasions.
Wagner isn’t any stranger to taking expenses on the defensive finish, and as Gooden identified, baited Cities on this play with a swipe try earlier than backing up and absorbing the contact. After main the league in expenses drawn in November of final season, Wagner is as much as 10 drawn expenses this season. Solely Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Lowry, and Blake Griffin have extra.
It is a gorgeous approach of measuring defensive anticipation and guts, and with Wagner taking part in among the finest basketball in a Wizards uniform to solidify himself into the beginning lineup throughout this stretch the Wizards have received seven of their final eight contests, anticipate extra drawn expenses out of the previous Michigan man.
Tune in to NBC Sports activities Washington for the Wizards’ 7 p.m. recreation in opposition to Boston. Pregame protection begins at 6!