Blazers waive forward Gomes

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Trail Blazers have waived forward Ryan Gomes, who was acquired by Portland via a draft day trade with Minnesota.

Gomes, a five-year NBA veteran, averaged 10.9 points and 4.6 rebounds last season with the Timberwolves.

Portland picked up Gomes and Luke Babbitt, the 16th overall pick, from Minnesota in exchange for forward Martell Webster.

The move helps take the Blazers below the luxury tax threshold.