Drew Gooden joined NBA.com for a live chat shortly after being drafted by the Grizzlies with the fourth pick overall.
how much do u think nba is gonna change your life?
I think it's going to be big. I think it's going to be nice as far as having financial security and then having problems because you have financial security. Basically, more money, more problems.
Drew, congrats man! Are you pumped to be playing under Jerry West, perhaps one of the greatest of all time?
Yes. I'm just looking forward to meeting with him again and talking about my position on the team.
Drew Gooden, you are a great player, how do you think you will contribute to your knew team?
I think I'll bring rebounding to the team and an attitude of winning.
DREW, WHO ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO PLAY AGAINST?
Whoever. I'm just happy to be there. I'm just happy to be playing in the NBA.
drew do you think your transitiong from college to the nba will be rough one ?
I think playing basketball ... just getting paid to play, basically. I think that's hard. Sometimes you've got guys who don't want to work some days ... you know what I mean?
Drew, great job at Kansas! Who are you looking forward to with in Memphis most?
Jason Williams ... all of them .. Gasol, Battier, Lorenzen Wright, Stromile Swift ... all of them.
Drew, what do you feel you'll be able to accomplish in your rookie year?
Just play well, average about 10+ points and 10+ boards.
how do think that memphis will make it to the playoffs next season?
Just come together as a team and build from that. We have enough talent so if we just get everyone playing together, the sky's the limit.
Hey Drew what was your first feeling after you heard your name called?
It was wild. I heard that drrrr and I didn't know if he was going to say Drew or something else. But once I heard Drew, chills went up my back. I was just excited and I just went up to get my hat.
Thanks to Drew Gooden for stopping by!