OKC Thunder: Thunder signs forward Ryan Gomes to one-year deal

It's unclear whether the contract is guaranteed or if Gomes, 30, simply is being invited to training camp.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 29, 2013

The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed free agent forward Ryan Gomes to a one-year deal, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

It's unclear whether the contract is guaranteed or if Gomes, 30, simply is being invited to training camp.

Last summer, the Thunder signed Hollis Thompson, an undrafted swingman out of Georgetown, to a contract but waived him before the start of the regular season.

With the Thunder's roster at the NBA limit of 15 players following last week's signing of guard Derek Fisher, in addition to the team's payroll sitting roughly $500,000 from surpassing the punitive tax threshold, it is likely that Gomes is joining the team on a similar deal.

If so, Gomes would enter training camp competing for the final roster spot with DeAndre Liggins, Daniel Orton and Hasheem Thabeet, three players who also are on non-guaranteed contracts. The Thunder would not have to pay the full year's salary to any of the four players that do not make the regular season roster.

Gomes, the 50th overall pick in 2005, has played with Boston, Minnesota and the Los Angeles Clippers. He appeared in 32 games with the Clippers in 2011-12, his last NBA season, and averaged 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13.3 minutes.

Gomes spent the 2012-13 season in Germany.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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