Ryan Gomes Signs One-Year Deal With OKC Thunder

by July 30, 2013

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.”