Gomes with the Clippers
|No. 33 – Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|League||NBA Development League|
September 1, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Wilby (Waterbury, Connecticut)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|2010–2012||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2012–2013||Artland Dragons (Germany)|
|2013–2014||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2014||Laboral Kutxa (Spain)|
|2016–present||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ryan Anthony Gomes (born September 1, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He was named an All-American power forward at Providence College before being selected with the 50th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 NBA career statistics
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
High school career
Gomes attended Wilby High School, where he was the captain on his last two seasons, averaging 26.9 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocks per game as a senior which earned him the Billy Finn Award as the top player in Waterbury and the league's MVP award.
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.
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
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.
On January 7, 2016, Gomes was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He made his debut on January 9 in a 118–113 loss to the Canton Charge, recording two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of action.
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|
- "Ryan Gomes bio". Friars.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "D-Fenders Acquire Ryan Gomes". OurSportsCentral.com. January 7, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "Pierce pours in 37 in Celtics' win over Portland". ESPN.com. February 25, 2006. Retrieved February 25, 2006.
- "Gomes Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team". NBA.com. May 4, 2006. Retrieved May 4, 2006.
- "West's OT jumper gives Celtics first win on season". ESPN.com. November 9, 2006. Retrieved November 9, 2006.
- "Jamison shrugs off sore knee in time for Wiz to stave off Celtics". ESPN.com. January 24, 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2007.
- "West scores 31 after halftime in Celtics' 2OT win". ESPN.com. March 4, 2007. Retrieved March 4, 2007.
- "Boston loses sixth staight to clinch 2nd-worst record in NBA". ESPN.com. April 13, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2007.
- Murphy, Mark (July 31, 2007). "Garnett deal finalized". BostonHerald.com. Retrieved July 31, 2007.
- "Garnett deal finalized". Covers.com. January 21, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2008.
- "Blazers waive forward Gomes". ESPN.com. June 29, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
- "CLIPPERS SIGN FREE AGENT FORWARD RYAN GOMES". NBA.com. July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
- "CLIPPERS WAIVE RYAN GOMES". NBA.com. July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
- McDermott, Mike (November 22, 2012). "Ryan Gomes to play in Germany". Providence Journal. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
- "Dragons holen Gomes aus der NBA". Artland-Dragons.de (in German). November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
- "Thunder Signs Ryan Gomes". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 7, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
- "Thunder Acquires Two Second-Round Draft Picks". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- "Ryan Gomes signs with Laboral Kutxa". Sportando.com. September 11, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "Ryan Gomes and Laboral Kutxa part ways". Sportando.com. October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
- "Jorge Gutierrez’s Triple-Double Leads Charge Past D-Fenders at NBA D-League Showcase". NBA.com. January 9, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- NBA.com profile
- Euroleague.net profile
- Spanish League profile (Spanish)
- Providence Friars bio