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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  3 responses

Ryan Gomes Signs One-Year Deal With OKC Thunder


The OKC Thunder and 30-year old free agent forward Ryan Gomes have reached terms on a one-year deal (though details remain murky.) Per Yahoo! Sports and The Oklahoman: “The deal is short of a full guaranteed salary at the veteran’s minimum, league sources said. A seven-year NBA veteran, Gomes was out of the league for the past year after the Los Angeles Clippers used the amnesty provision on him. After failing to capture a job in the NBA a season ago, Gomes played briefly in Germany before parting ways and returning to the United States. For his career across stops in Boston, Minnesota and Los Angeles, Gomes has averaged 10.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. [...] 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.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    nice off season by the thunder….NOT. i have a strong feeling kd will be gone when his contract is up. slam hasn’t even posted the article about okc paying roberson 80% of the rookie scale. cheap

  • BugEyes

    I seen that, that is pretty grimy. Roberson is going to be the next iguodala. good kid to, but he learned the business side of things already so that’s a plus

  • spit hot fiyah

    my understanding is that it is an unwritten rule that u give all rookies 120% of the scale. a few teams get away with giving less, spurs for example. but i never heard of anyone getting below 100%.

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