Ryan Gomes signs
Old 07-29-2008, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
contemplating

The Killing Joke

 
Claudius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Burkina Faso, Disputed Zone
Posts: 10,030
Representing:
Send a message via MSN to Claudius
Ryan Gomes signs

Quote:
Associated Press

July 28, 2008 at 8:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves and restricted free agent forward Ryan Gomes have agreed in principle on a five-year contract.

Gomes was one of five players acquired by the Wolves last summer in the big trade with Boston for Kevin Garnett. Gomes played in all 82 games, 74 as a starter, and averaged a career-best 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds.

The deal was agreed upon Friday, agent Bob Myers said. Gomes was expected to sign the contract on Tuesday.

"He's excited and happy to be back and looking forward to starting with a lot of the new faces they have," Myers said.

The Timberwolves, who went 22-60 last season, have 14 players under contract plus restricted free agent forward Chris Richard. Only five of those players are older than 25, and Gomes who turns 26 on Sept. 1 is the oldest member of the young core.

"I think that around the organization there's a lot of optimism, and I think he feels the same way," Myers said.

Myers declined to divulge financial terms of the deal, but said it includes a player option for the fifth year.

Gomes and Timberwolves vice president Kevin McHale were scheduled to discuss the contract Tuesday during a news conference at a Minneapolis community center, where he recently donated an automated external defibrillator.

Gomes is active in charity work in Minnesota and Connecticut, his home state, and has become a strong supporter of portable defibrillation devices, which are used to restore normal heart rhythm to a person in cardiac arrest.
It's a good signing. I'm a big fan of Gomes and what he brings to the table. Minnesota is lsowly getting their act together (possibly) and at least they weren't stupid enough to deal him.
Claudius is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ryan Wright Article BRAY88 Oh Canada! 2 11-25-2009 03:24 PM
ratliff signs with philly 'trane NBA Talk 22 08-22-2008 10:19 AM
Okafor signs Claudius NBA Talk 6 07-29-2008 09:42 PM
Kwame Brown signs Claudius NBA Talk 4 07-29-2008 01:28 PM
Webber signs with the Warriors Ball Don't Lie NBA Talk 2 01-29-2008 04:49 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24