HoopsHype Ryan Gomes rumors


July 1, 2010 Updates

The Wizards likely won't sign anyone right away, but on the first day of the free agent negotiating period, they reached out to several free agents to express interest in their services. According to multiple league sources, they have already contacted the representatives for Mike Miller, Josh Howard, Josh Childress, Travis Outlaw, Rasual Butler and Ryan Gomes, hoping to address their need for a veteran wing player. As it stands, Al Thornton and to a lesser extent, Nick Young, are the only small forwards on the roster. Yi Jianlian could possibly play on the wing, but is probably better suited at power forward. Washington Post

June 29, 2010 Updates

According to the person familiar with the situation, the Nets turned down Miami's offer of Beasley for Keyon Dooling's $500,000 non-guaranteed contract. (For obvious reasons. The Nets are trying to clear space for two max free agents, as well, and in fact dumped Yi Jianlian on the Wizards Tuesday to save $3 million.) Minnesota also turned down the Heat's offer of Beasley for Ryan Gomes, the person said. CBSSports.com

The Trail Blazers Tuesday waived forward Ryan Gomes, according to a text message from the team. Gomes, along with rookie Luke Babbitt (16th pick overall), was acquired in a draft-day trade with Minnesota for Martell Webster. Oregonian

Ryan Gomes. Like him? Not sure how many of you have been following what’s going on with him but the serviceable backup (who I quite like as a player, by the by) was traded from Minnesota to Portland and will either be traded or waived by 3 p.m. Tuesday to save the Blazers some money because his contract is not fully guaranteed if he’s released by that time. I will tell you this: I know from league sources that the Raptors have made a call to see if there’s a trade fit and while it’s doubtful that gets done (it’s in Portland’s best interest, really, to waive him) I know Toronto will see if it can get something done with him in free agency Toronto Star

June 28, 2010 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers have not reached a decision about Ryan Gomes, and the team is considering trading him. The Blazers have until 3 p.m. Tuesday to make a decision about Gomes, whom Portland acquired in a draft-day deal with Minnesota. Columbian

Ben Golliver: On Gomes, talks w/ a few teams with expressed interest will continue today. Trade doubtful for $ reasons. Twitter

By the way, I want to correct something that's floating around that's incorrect. The Blazers didn't receive a $4.8 million trade exception with Gomes, and waiving him won't change that. A small trade exception (less than 500k) came with him, but that's it. The Gomes issue is this. The last three seasons of Gomes' contract are "partically guaranteed." That means only $2.75 million of a possible $14 million is guaranteed if the team waives him before Wednesday. If they don't waive him, all three years remaining become full. If he's waived, the guranteed money (spread out over the three years) does count toward team salary (by designated season), but does not count as a roster player moving forward. NBA.com

June 27, 2010 Updates

Based on the reaction from the Timberwolves, Minnesota apparently thought it might have had a deal for Heat forward Michael Beasley on draft night. The Heat had been linked to Timberwolves forward Ryan Gomes, who could have been bought out for $1 million next season, presenting the Heat with an additional $4 million in salary-cap space. Gomes instead was traded by the Timberwolves to the Trail Blazers, who now are expected to execute that cap-saving buyout. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

June 26, 2010 Updates
June 25, 2010 Updates

Personnel sources from several teams said Beasley was in play Thursday, with many of the permutations offering the Heat little more than cap space in return. Among the possibilities mentioned was a deal for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Ryan Gomes, who can be bought out for $1 million prior to June 30. Gomes later was dealt to the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Martell Webster. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

It is unclear if Gomes will actually play for the Blazers next season. His contract, which runs through the 2012-2013 season, features a team option that must be exercised by June 30 and would guarantee the final two years at more than $4 million per season. If the Blazers elect not to exercise the option and waive Gomes, they would be on the hook for only $1 million this season and $2 million over the final two years. Oregonian

Ryan Gomes: It's been fun while it lasted in Minnesota. Wishing that franchise the best. Off to Portland with a new start. Ready to make a difference. Twitter

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