Ryan Gomes To Work Out For Bobcats

September 13 2012 at 9:39am CST By Luke Adams

Unrestricted free agent Ryan Gomes is expected to work out in Charlotte for the Bobcats next week, reports Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer (via Twitter). Gomes has seemingly drawn little interest since being amnestied by the Clippers in July, but he'll enter the mix of frontcourt players that could fill out Charlotte's roster, says Bonnell.

After five solid years in Boston and Minnesota to start his career, Gomes saw his production fall off significantly over the past two seasons for the Clippers. Entering his stint with the Clippers with a 13.6 career PER, Gomes recorded an 8.2 mark for the team in 108 games, and is coming off a disastrous 2011/12 campaign in which he averaged just 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game.

If Gomes can bounce back this season, he could be an intriguing addition for the Bobcats — the team has reportedly been eyeing power forwards, and could be looking for some outside scoring as well, given their alleged interest in Tracy McGrady. Gomes is slightly undersized for the four, but can play the position, and prior to last season, he was an effective scorer from the outside as well, with a .357 career 3PT%.

The Bobcats currently have 13 players on guaranteed contracts, and are also expected to invite Cory Higgins to training camp.

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