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Ryan Gomes
Ryan Gomes
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Gomes with the Clippers
Personal information
Born (1982-09-01) September 1, 1982 (age 38)
Waterbury, Connecticut
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolWilby (Waterbury, Connecticut)
CollegeProvidence (2001-2005)
NBA draft2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2005-2016
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Number4, 8, 15, 33
Career history
As player:
2005-2007Boston Celtics
2007-2010Minnesota Timberwolves
2010-2012Los Angeles Clippers
2012-2013Artland Dragons
2013-2014Oklahoma City Thunder
2014Laboral Kutxa
2016Los Angeles D-Fenders
As coach:
2016-2017Long Island Nets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points4,926 (10.1 ppg)
Rebounds2,239 (4.6 rpg)
Assists712 (1.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ryan Anthony Gomes (born September 1, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player and former assistant coach for the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League. He was named a First Team All-American power forward at Providence College before being selected with the 50th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

High school career

Gomes attended Wilby High School, where he was the captain of the basketball team during his final two seasons, averaging 26.9 points, 16 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 blocks per game. Gomes was awarded the Billy Finn Award as the top player in Waterbury, as well as being named Naugatuck Valley League MVP. During his high school days, Gomes also pitched on his baseball team where he recorded a .013 ERA. He received collegiate scholarship offers from Vanderbilt, Florida and LSU but ultimately chose to attend Providence College.[1]

College career

Gomes played his college career for Providence averaging 18.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 35.1 minutes in his four years with the Friars. He had his best year as a junior, tallying 18.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game which earned him a Consensus First Team All-American.[1][2]

Professional career

Boston Celtics

2005-06 season

Wearing number 4, Gomes was expected to play off the bench in his rookie season spelling Celtics star Paul Pierce. His playing time and statistical impact were limited early in the season. However, on January 26, 2006, the Celtics executed a multiplayer trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves that freed up roster space for Gomes to play. Soon after that, fellow Celtic Kendrick Perkins was injured and Gomes was inserted in the starting line-up.

After becoming a starter, Gomes excelled, and kept his job even after Perkins returned. On February 24, 2006 he collected 17 rebounds and scored 13 points in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.[3] Gomes scored at least 10 points in 21 of the 29 games he started in 2006, and in 7 of those games he also had a double-double. The second half of his rookie season was a definite success.

Gomes was named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team for the 2005-06 season,[4] and chose to play in the Celtics' 2006 NBA summer-league team. Gomes was named to the summer league all-first team for the second consecutive year.

2006-07 season

Gomes continued to make a significant impact starting 60 games for the Celtics in the 2006-07 season. Gomes averaged more than 30 minutes played, scoring 12.1 points per game, along with 1.6 assists and 5.6 rebounds. On November 8, 2006 Gomes recorded his first career triple-double collecting 10 points, 12 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists against the Charlotte Bobcats in the Celtics' first win of the 2006-07 season after an 0-3 start.[5] On January 20, Gomes scored a career-high 31 points in a January 20, 2007 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards.[6] Coming off the bench on March 4, Gomes tied his career-high of 17 rebounds and scored 21 points while playing a total of 52 minutes in a double overtime victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.[7]

On March 7, Gomes sprained his left foot and did not play in the second half of the game against the Houston Rockets. He sat out the following 7 games, and returned to the Celtics' roster playing limited minutes beginning on March 21. Near the end of the season, Gomes began regularly shooting three-point shots, making 14 of 34 in April, after shooting only 5 for 17 in his career to that point.

Gomes attracted the attention of the national media for comments he made following a Celtics' loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on April 13. Neither Gomes nor starting point guard Rajon Rondo played in the game's final, decisive minutes. After, Gomes said, "I probably (would have played), but since we were in the hunt for a high draft pick, of course things are different." This was the first public comment by a Celtic in 2007 implying that the team was losing games purposely, to improve their status for the 2007 NBA draft.[8]

Minnesota Timberwolves

Gomes visiting Seeds of Peace in July 2007

On July 31, 2007, Gomes was traded along with Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair, and draft picks, to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.[9] On January 21, 2008, Gomes scored a career high 35 points against the Golden State Warriors in a 109-108 win.[10] Gomes played in all 82 Timberwolves games in 2007-08, starting 74 of them, and he averaged 12.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.

Gomes also played in all 82 games in the 2008-09 season in which he set a career high in points scored per game (13.3).

On June 24, 2010, Gomes was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers with the draft rights to Luke Babbitt for Martell Webster. Gomes was waived by Portland on June 29, 2010.[11]

Los Angeles Clippers

On July 8, 2010, Gomes was signed by the Clippers.[12] He was waived by the team on July 17, 2012, via the amnesty clause.[13]


On November 22, 2012, Gomes signed with the Artland Dragons of Germany's Basketball Bundesliga.[14][15]

Oklahoma City Thunder

On August 7, 2013, Gomes signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[16]

On January 7, 2014, a three-team trade was completed between the Thunder, the Boston Celtics, and the Memphis Grizzlies. Oklahoma City traded Gomes to Boston in exchange for second round draft picks in 2014 and 2017 from the Grizzlies; he was subsequently waived by the Celtics. As part of the transaction, the Grizzlies also traded Jerryd Bayless to the Celtics in exchange for Courtney Lee.[17]


On September 11, 2014, Gomes signed with Laboral Kutxa of Spain.[18] On October 27, 2014, he parted ways with Laboral Kutxa, after playing only one game in the ACB League.[19]

NBA Development League

On January 7, 2016, Gomes was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.[2] Over the course of the 2015-16 season, he scored in double figures 28 times, including two 30-plus-point outings, and recorded nine double-doubles. He subsequently earned NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year[20] and led the D-Fenders to the D-League Finals where they were defeated 2-1 by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. In 40 games for the D-Fenders, he averaged 18.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. At the season's end, he was named to the All-NBA D-League Third Team.[21]

Coaching career

On August 23, 2016, Gomes was appointed an assistant coach of the Long Island Nets, a new NBA Development League franchise.[22]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

2005-06 Boston 61 33 22.6 .487 .333 .752 4.9 1.0 .6 .1 7.6
2006-07 Boston 73 60 31.2 .467 .381 .811 5.6 1.6 .7 .2 12.1
2007-08 Minnesota 82 74 29.7 .457 .330 .830 5.8 1.8 .8 .1 12.6
2008-09 Minnesota 82 76 31.9 .431 .372 .807 4.8 1.6 .8 .3 13.3
2009-10 Minnesota 76 64 29.1 .447 .372 .825 4.6 1.6 .8 .2 10.9
2010-11 L.A. Clippers 76 62 27.6 .410 .341 .718 3.3 1.6 .8 .2 7.2
2011-12 L.A. Clippers 32 2 13.3 .326 .138 .727 1.9 .4 .5 .0 2.3
2013-14 Oklahoma City 5 0 6.8 .375 .000 .000 .8 .2 .0 .0 1.2
Career 482 371 27.9 .445 .349 .799 4.6 1.5 .7 .2 10.1

See also


  1. ^ a b "Ryan Gomes bio". Friars.com. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ a b "D-Fenders Acquire Ryan Gomes". OurSportsCentral.com. January 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Pierce pours in 37 in Celtics' win over Portland". ESPN. February 25, 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  4. ^ "Gomes Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team". NBA.com. May 4, 2006. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved 2006.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "West's OT jumper gives Celtics first win on season". ESPN. November 9, 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  6. ^ "Jamison shrugs off sore knee in time for Wiz to stave off Celtics". ESPN. January 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  7. ^ "West scores 31 after halftime in Celtics' 2OT win". ESPN. March 4, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  8. ^ "Boston loses sixth straight to clinch 2nd-worst record in NBA". ESPN. April 13, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  9. ^ Murphy, Mark (July 31, 2007). "Garnett deal finalized". BostonHerald.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ "Garnett deal finalized". Covers.com. January 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ "Blazers waive forward Gomes". ESPN. June 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN FREE AGENT FORWARD RYAN GOMES". NBA.com. July 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  13. ^ "CLIPPERS WAIVE RYAN GOMES". NBA.com. July 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ McDermott, Mike (November 22, 2012). "Ryan Gomes to play in Germany". Providence Journal. Archived from the original on December 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  15. ^ "Dragons holen Gomes aus der NBA". Artland-Dragons.de (in German). November 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  16. ^ "Thunder Signs Ryan Gomes". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ "Thunder Acquires Two Second-Round Draft Picks". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ "Ryan Gomes signs with Laboral Kutxa". Sportando.com. September 11, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ "Ryan Gomes and Laboral Kutxa part ways". Sportando.com. October 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ "Ryan Gomes Named 2015-16 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year". NBA.com. April 14, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  21. ^ "NBA Development League Announces 2015-16 All-NBA D-League Teams". NBA.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "Long Island Nets Name Gomes, Rafferty Assistant Coaches". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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