Only a couple days after being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, Ryan Gomes will almost definitely be released. (The Oregonian)
Team president Larry Miller said the Blazers will probably release newly acquired forward Ryan Gomes in order to avoid taking on the remaining three seasons of his contract.
The team has until Tuesday to make a decision, but Miller said he has already told Gomes’ agent not to fly him to Portland.
If I know Celtics fans, there will immediately be petitions sprouting left and right to get Danny Ainge to sign Gomes. I wouldn’t mind the signing myself: Gomes is tough, has learned how to shoot the long ball, and would allow the C’s to go small with him at power forward. I like.
In other news, the city of Boston has cautioned that any petition rallying for the C’s to sign Gomes must include the following disclaimer: He’s not much better than decent at basketball. For whatever reason, C’s fans have cannonized Gomes ever since he was traded away to Minnesota. At this point, some of us probably think Gomes can turn water into wine. Boston’s love affair with Ryan Gomes has become pretty sick.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy too and I’d like the signing. I just don’t want to see people too hyped about Gomes’ availability. He would help the Celtics, but he’s not the Jesus Christ figure most of Boston believes he is.