HoopsHype Ryan Gomes rumors


November 1, 2012 Updates

He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur. NBA.com

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The Clippers are trying to work out a sign and trade with the Phoenix Suns, but if they can't agree to a trade Hill will likely sign for the Clippers' $1.9 million bi-annual exception, sources said. Backup forward Ryan Gomes, who is due to make $4 million in the final year of his contract, likely would be the player headed to Phoenix in a sign-and-trade agreement. ESPN.com

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Gomes, admittedly, has been struggling of late. Take away the time he scored 11 points in a January 20th loss to the Timberwolves (missing two-thirds of his shots in the process), he's managed just six points in his last 100 minutes of actions spread out over seven games. That's incredible, and just as unfortunate, and some jerkball Clipper fans (who probably couldn't pick Loy Vaught out of a lineup) decided to go after the guy's wife on Twitter. She responded, as you'll see after the jump, with some NSFW retorts on her Twitter account: Yahoo! Sports

August 31, 2011 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers won’t let the lockout interrupt their development. Last week, the young team held a minicamp in Los Angeles that lasted four days and included ten players. Blake Griffin and Mo Williams organized the workouts. Eric Gordon, Eric Bledsoe, DeAndre Jordan, Randy Foye, Ryan Gomes, Trey Thompkins, Travis Leslie, and Brian Cook were among the players in attendance. The players worked out for several hours each day and then spent time together off the court once the training sessions concluded. The team is improving their chemistry on and off the floor, and the workouts gave the two rookies, Thompkins and Leslie, an opportunity to meet their new teammates. HoopsWorld

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One scenario that rival execs believe still has validity is Andre Iguodala to the Clippers. The Sixers already have turned down the Clippers' offer of Chris Kaman and Ryan Gomes for Iguodala and Marreese Speights, and a person with knowledge of Philadelphia's stragegy said the Sixers are "not taking Kaman." It's not clear how willing the Clippers would be to give up a young asset for Iguodala. The better way to put it is, how much of an asset would it take to entice the Sixers to take Kaman, who only has one year and $12.2 million left on his contract. Iguodala is famously owed $44 million over the next three years. CBSSports.com

June 15, 2011 Updates

I interviewed Aminu before Oklahoma City Thunder game on April 2 (the huge comeback game), right after I listened to the VDN presser and found out that Randy Foye was going to start at small forward, not Al-Farouq Aminu. Aminu was slumped in his seat next to his locker, slowly snacking away at an apple. He answered my questions, just like he always, but he was clearly unhappy. When I asked him about Ryan Gomes being injured he only responded with an apathetic reply. “Gomes ain’t playing?” He went back to snacking at his apple. I asked him if he thought he would get more minutes with Gomes out. “Nah, not really. Never know what the rotations are, sometimes what’s his name plays… Randy Foye. So, being a rookie I just, whenever I’m out there, I’m out there.” ClipperBlog.com

Aminu clearly stressed the disconnect and/or disappointment between him and VDN, because VDN had just told the press that Foye would start, and his references to his teammate, Foye, were clearly dismissive. ClipperBlog.com

April 1, 2011 Updates

One thing Del Negro is considering: shutting small down forward Ryan Gomes for the rest of the season. "Ryan's been battling his knee for a couple of months," Del Negro said. "He's got some swelling in his knee. Had an MRI last week on it. There's nothing structurally wrong, but he's just been battling through it. Los Angeles Times

Gomes has been in double figures once in the last 19 games for the Clippers. Aminu is averaging 5.8 points this season. Del Negro planned on holding additional discussions with Gomes before making a decision. "I'm going to think about it today. We've talked a lot lately and will see where he's at," Del Negro said. "I know he's frustrated with some stuff. We probably relied on him too much. It's been difficult. He's not used to starting as much as he has and playing the minutes he has. So that's been a different situation for him. … "Being a starter in this league, and being a role player, coming off the bench, is two different responsibilities. You're playing against top-tier guys instead of second-tier guys." Los Angeles Times

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