Another potential free agent signing has emerged as a possibility for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Ryan Gomes has reportedly worked out with the Thunder this summer and had this to say about it.
Gomes last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011-12. He says he has worked out for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, but is still weighing his options for the upcoming season. He says he is using this summer to improve his off-the-dribble shooting.
Most notably, reports have linked the Thunder with Mike Miller and Derek Fisher over the last week. If either of those signings happen, the likelihood of another like Gomes would certainly go down.
Gomes played for the Clippers last season, which was his seventh season in the NBA. He averaged just 2.3 points per game in 32 games. At the peak of his powers, Gomes averaged 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in 2008-09 for the Timberwolves. Gomes is 6-foot-7, 250 pounds and a career 35.0 percent three-point shooter.
Gomes doesn’t jump out as a player that would come into the Thunder and make an immediate impact or even break into the rotation, especially considering he failed to do so with the Clippers last season. Also, remember that Ronnie Brewer wasn’t even able to crack the rotation last year in OKC.
The Thunder are still looking like one of the frontrunners for Miller at this point and signing Fisher as well seems much more likely than a guy like Gomes coming in. One thing that is probably certain is that Daniel Orton and/or DeAndre Liggins will be let go before the start of the season.