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Ryan Gomes
SF - 6'7, 245lbs - 41 years old - 8 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 09/01/1982
  • Drafted (NBA): 50th pick, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Providence
  • Country: USA/Cape Verde Islands
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2005 NBA DraftNBADrafted 50th overall by Boston.
16th August, 2005NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year contract with Boston, for $428,762 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
31st July, 2007NBATraded by Boston, along with Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, cash, the return of Minnesota's 2009 first round pick (#6, Jonny Flynn), and a protected 2009 first round pick (#28, Wayne Ellington) to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Garnett.
29th July, 2008NBARe-signed by Minnesota to a partially guaranteed five year, $21.175 million contract. Included early termination option for 2012/13.
2010 NBA DraftNBATraded by Minnesota, along with the draft rights to Luke Babbitt (#16), to Portland in exchange for Martell Webster.
29th June, 2010NBAWaived by Portland.
9th July, 2010NBASigned a three year, $12 million contract with L.A. Clippers.
17th July, 2012NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers via the amnesty clause.
22nd November, 2012GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck.
24th January, 2013GermanyReleased by Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck.
7th August, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Oklahoma City.
6th January, 2014NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Oklahoma City along with cash to Boston in exchange for a protected 2014 second round pick from Boston (not conveyed) and a protected 2017 second round pick from Memphis (#49, Vlatko Cancar).
7th January, 2014NBAWaived by Boston.
11th September, 2014SpainSigned a one year contract with Laboral Kutza.
27th October, 2014SpainReleased by Laboral.
7th January, 2016D-LeagueAcquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Career Moves
2001 - 2005Providence (NCAA)
June 2005 - July 2007Boston Celtics (NBA)
July 2007 - June 2010Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
June 2010Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2010 - July 2012L.A. Clippers (NBA)
November 2012 - January 2013Quakenbrueck (Germany)
August 2013 - January 2014Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
January 2014Boston Celtics (NBA)
September 2014 - October 2014Laboral (Spain)
January 2016 - June 2016Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
Articles about Ryan Gomes

January 3, 2014

Oklahoma City - Ryan Gomes and Hasheem Thabeet: The duo have played a combined 68 minutes all season and are redundant on a healthy Thunder team. However, Thabeet plays the more difficult to fill position, and showed enough last season to merit sticking around. If one is to be cut to trim excess spending, it will surely be Gomes.

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October 18, 2013

[...] And this is probably a good thing. Of the 106 players from 2008, 31 of them had an average salary for the duration of between $3 million and $9.3 million, and only two of them (Ben Gordon and Robert Swift) were one year deals. Included in there were four years deals for the likes of Eduardo Najera ($12 million) and James Posey ($25,020,800), five-year deals for the likes of Ryan Gomes ($21,175,000) and Daniel Gibson ($20,054,000) and oversized three-years deals for the likes of Sasha Vujacic ($15 million) and Stephen Jackson ($27,769,500). Of those players, only Gomes has ever received another deal and is still in the league, an unguaranteed minimum salary one with OKC. You know your contract was too long when the player never gets another one afterwards.

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June 9, 2011

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- L.A. Clippers: Randy Foye and Ryan Gomes - As long as you don't play him as point guard - a position he simply does not "get" - Foye is not a bad player, as undersized 38% shooting two guards with mediocre jumpshots go. But Foye is also being paid $4,250,000 next season to do the work of someone being paid about half that. Meanwhile, Gomes is on the hook for $8 million over the next two seasons, and is coming off the back of a terrible season; a PER of 9.0 with ever-worsening rebounding. The Clippers still don't have an answer for their small forward hole, but Gomes definitely isn't it. (Maurice Williams, if he does not already, will have some trade value down the road and ought not be amnestied. Not when there are alternatives.)

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February 26, 2011

Cleveland finally did something with their angry owner's willingness to spend, taking on Baron Davis's exorbitant outstanding salary, and getting a top 10 pick for their troubles. The upcoming draft is going to be truly bad - we're talking 2000 calibre bad - but nevertheless, every draft has talent in it. Even the crap ones. Cleveland, who inevitably have to build through the draft, is right to trade into it, as long as they are sure that Baron's salary proves not to be prohibitive down the road. Meanwhile, L.A. ends the entirely unproductive B-Diddy era, and opens up $6 million in 2012 cap room. Why a team with 2012 cap room aspirations decided to sign Ryan Gomes to a contract that will pay him $4 million that summer is not immediately clear, but it's too late to change that now.

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August 12, 2010

3) Players can be traded from the minute a team's season ends, up until the start of the moratorium (so for lottery teams, that's mid April until the end of June.) This is how draft night trades are allowed to happen. However, players can only be traded if they're not going to be free agents that summer, or if they have no options that would allow them to become so. If they have an option, player or team, then that option must be exercised concurrent with the trade, and thus the player will not be a free agent. Teams can bypass this by making the final year an unguaranteed season, rather than an option year. This is how Erick Dampier was traded. It is also how Ryan Gomes was traded before free agency started.

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June 27, 2010

Ric Bucher chimes in with news of the trade between Minnesota and Portland, while simultaneously calling Stu Scott "Sue." [...] It's a baffling trade for Minnesota. Ryan Gomes is better than Martell Webster, but they have included the number 16 as well. Furthermore, while I'm purely speculating here, Portland could turn Gomes's favourable contract into Michael Beasley. That would mean Portland got Beasley and #16, when Minnesota got Martell Webster. Or they could just waive Gomes and have Luke Babbitt for much cheaper than Martell Webster. Either way, it makes no sense. Minnesota have really struggled since Fred Hoiberg left.

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