Gooden, 33, appeared in 51 games for the Wizards last season, his second with the team. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds over 16.9 minutes while the Wizards finished 46–36 before losing to the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Over 13 NBA seasons, Gooden has averaged 11.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in stints with 10 NBA teams. The No. 4 pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, Gooden spent the most time with the Cleveland Cavaliers (four seasons) and Milwaukee Bucks (three).