The Los Angeles Clippers, who at one point had the potential to have both NBA Friars on the team (Marshon Brooks was involved in a possible trade there), now have none. Facing a midnight deadline to excersise their amnesty clause, the Clippers used it on Ryan Gomes. They were able to make Ryan expendable since they signed Grant Hill earlier. He still plays in the NBA? What year is this?
Gomes, 29, was entering the final year of a contract that was to pay him $4 million for the 2012-13 season. He averaged 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 32 appearances for the Clippers last season.
The Clippers will now get to remove his salary from their books for salary cap and luxury tax purposes although Gomes will be paid in full. Gomes will enter a bidding pool comprised of teams that are under the salary cap. If no one claims him, he will be an unrestricted free agent.
Good thing Ryan got a Friars tattoo recently, and not a Clipper logo.