HoopsHype Ryan Gomes rumors
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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