Gomes with the Clippers
|No. 8 – Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
September 1, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Wilby (Waterbury, Connecticut)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|2010–2012||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2012–2013||Artland Dragons (Germany)|
|2013–present||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. 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, 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.
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. On January 20, Gomes scored a career-high 31 points in a January 20, 2007 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards. 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.
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.
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. On January 21, 2008, Gomes scored a career high 35 points against the Golden State Warriors in a 109–108 win. 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 2008-2009 season in which he set a career high in points scored per game (13.3).
Los Angeles Clippers
Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA career transactions
- June 28, 2005: Drafted 50th overall by Boston Celtics in the 2005 NBA Draft.
- July 31, 2007: Traded by Boston along with Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair and two future first-round draft picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.
- June 24, 2010: Traded along with the draft rights to Luke Babbitt to the Portland Trail Blazers for Martell Webster.
- June 29, 2010: Waived by the Portland Trail Blazers.
- July 8, 2010: Signed by the Los Angeles Clippers.
- July 17, 2012: Waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.
- August 7, 2013: Signed by Oklahoma City Thunder.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Pierce pours in 37 in Celtics' win over Portland
- West's OT jumper gives Celtics first win on season
- Jamison shrugs off sore knee in time for Wiz to stave off Celtics
- West scores 31 after halftime in Celtics' 2OT win
- Timberwolves 117, Celtics 124
- Boston loses sixth straight to clinch 2nd-worst record in NBA
- Garnett deal finalized - BostonHerald.com
- NBA.com: Player News
- Blazers waive forward Gomes
- "CLIPPERS SIGN FREE AGENT FORWARD RYAN GOMES". NBA.com. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
- CLIPPERS WAIVE RYAN GOMES
- "Ryan Gomes to play in Germany". Providence Journal. November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
- Dragons Gomes pick from the NBA
- Thunder Signs Ryan Gomes
- Celtics Acquire 10× All-Star Kevin Garnett
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Ryan Gomes at Basketball-Reference.com
- Providence Friars bio
- ESPN Profile