It just seems like everyone here are gooden haters. I don't want to burst your bubble, but gooden is a very very good player, and the Grizz are glad that they have him. He may not be the player you guys despretly need, but Gooden will play hard, get 15-25 minutes per game. He is a very strong rebounder, and if he plays SF, he will add part of the team that SF's rarely can do, rebound an average more than 8 per game. He may not be the perfect fit, but to be realistic, no player is a perfect fit for each team. Of course, some will say, hey Shaq is a perfect fit for the Lakers. It may appear that way, but he is not a perfect fit. He fits with the Lakers well. No one is perfect is what i am trying to say. Another aspect that Gooden will bring is Euthorization(sp) He brings emotion to the game. I know the "fans" say the Grizzlies need a SF/SG a scorer. Even though Gooden played PF at KU, he can play SF, and he does score. May not behind the arc, but He can shoot anywhere inside the arc. Also no really put this into account, in high school he was a GUARD before his growth spurt, so he does has some game in that aspect. He is a fast and agile for being around 6'9". He can take a basketball down the court. He was a college all-american for somethign to think about.
Now for Swift, one he left after his Frosh year, and i think he was not ready, and the Grizz draft him at 2? I feel tthat was very high for swift. Also, the Grizz did not gave him playing time. I looked like last year they gave up on him when drafting gasol.