The Celtics took Ryan Gomes with the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft. Despite describing himself as “never a superstar kind of guy” Gomes earned All-NBA Rookie Second Team honors in 2006. Although Gomes frequently provided a spark off the bench, he and the Celtics struggled on his bobblehead night. After scoring just 30 points in the second half, the Celtics lost to the Charlotte Bobcats, 92-84. On July 31, 2007, approximately four months after his bobblehead night, the Celtics traded Gomes, four other players and two draft choices to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.
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