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Report: Ryan Gomes coming to Celtics as part of Courtney Lee for Jerryd Bayless trade

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On January 6, 2014 @ 9:52 pm In General | 8 Comments

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The Thunder’s Ryan Gomes [2] will be returning to the Celtics [3] — if only in name — along with the Grizzlies [4]Jerryd Bayless as part of the Courtney Lee [5] trade, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein [6].

Gomes’ involvement in the deal appears to be a salary dump by Oklahoma City to help facilitate the trade and create a small amount of cap space, Stein reported. The Celtics [3] are expected to waive the former Providence College star before the remainder of his $884,293 salary becomes guaranteed on Tuesday.

Gomes has appeared in just five games for the Thunder this season, scoring all of six points in 34 total minutes. The 31-year-old forward averaged 10.0 points and 5.3 rebounds over his first two NBA seasons in Boston after the Celtics [3] selected him with their second-round draft pick in 2005. He was traded to the Timberwolves [7] in 2007 as part of the Kevin Garnett [8] deal.

Second-round picks may also be involved in the trade, Stein said.

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