Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Gomes returning to NBA?
By Joe Kaiser
Ryan Gomes is a name who has largely been off the map since he was amnestied by the Los Angeles Clippers last summer, at least as far as the NBA goes. Gomes, who turns 31 in five weeks, played last season in Germany and recently worked out for several NBA teams.
According to a story yesterday in The Hartford Courant, Gomes went through workouts recently with both the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, and is using this summer to improve his ability to shoot off the dribble.
"I was never a superstar kind of guy, I was more of fill-in guy, but I've always been consistent," Gomes told the newspaper. "My last year playing with Los Angeles wasn't my best year, it was probably my worst in the NBA. So if I go to a team like [the Thunder or Spurs] I know what my roll is already. I'll come in and try to fill any void they have there."
It's doubtful that Gomes will play too large of a role in SA or OKC, but if he does land a guaranteed deal somewhere look for him to settle into the role of a stretch four who can help spread the floor and nail the 3 in limited minutes off the bench.