Since Herb Hill and Austin Croshere don’t get any run on their teams, Ryan Gomes is the only former Friar in the NBA who gets any serious playing time. So, I am going to try to give a little Gomes update after each Timberwolves game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves dropped two more games over the weekend, and saw their losing streak hit 5 in a row.
On Friday, the New Jersey Nets beat Minnesota 113-84
Gomes started but saw his fewest PT in a long time (20 minutes). He only scored 5 points on 2-7 shooting (0-3 from downtown), and pulled down 4 rebounds.
Saturday was not much better for both Gomes and the Wolves. While losing 107-84 to the Los Angeles Clippers, Gomes scored only 6 points in 30 minutes of play. He shot 2-9 from the field (0-2 from 3-point land).
TwinCities.com called the loss to LA “Rock Bottom”
Ryan Gomes, who had six points and seven rebounds, said the coaching staff has the players’ support.
“We have to find something to hang our hat on,” he said. “We have to go out and play as a unit. No one is going to come in and save us. What we have is what we’ve got.
“I don’t want to say it’s rock bottom because there are a lot of games left. Losing like that on your home court is unacceptable no matter how you look at it. We lost to a team that is in the same boat as us.”
Through 19 games, here are Gomes’ averages.
Minnesota’s next game is Tuesday night against the Utah Jazz