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Title: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Eddie20 on February 20, 2013, 06:14:33 PM
On CSNNE Sports Central he just said

"Bass and Melo for Gortat rumor has been circulating"

Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Eddie20 on February 20, 2013, 06:15:13 PM
I know it's Blakely, but if true I would love that deal
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: kozlodoev on February 20, 2013, 06:16:26 PM
On CSNNE Sports Central he just said

"Bass and Melo for Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Some sort of dope has been circulating -- I'm just not sure whether it's in Phoenix or in CSNNE.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: hpantazo on February 20, 2013, 06:17:07 PM
I like this rumor!
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: BleedGreen1989 on February 20, 2013, 06:17:23 PM
I know it's Blakely, but if true I would love that deal

Doesn't seem toooo farfetched. Bass has put together some solid games in the past couple weeks and Gortat stumbled into the all-star break likely reducing his trade value.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on February 20, 2013, 06:17:29 PM
I know it's Blakely, but if true I would love that deal

Ditto on both counts. Would be a massive upgrade for us.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: get_banners on February 20, 2013, 06:17:40 PM
Has wishful thinking been circulating with this rumor?
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Atzar on February 20, 2013, 06:17:47 PM
That's too good to be true.  If that happens, somebody in Phoenix is probably getting fired.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: celticpride07 on February 20, 2013, 06:19:15 PM
Would be nice if Sherrie was actually an insider and could break some news!
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: gpap on February 20, 2013, 06:19:40 PM
Yeah it is Sherrod reporting this (lol.) The same guy who said Cousins was on a flight to Boston last month.

Anyway, if true I would think Phoenix would find OKC's offer (reported earlier) of Perkins, Lamb and 1st more appealing than Bass and Melo.

Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: kozlodoev on February 20, 2013, 06:20:09 PM
Is it a comfort to know that there are wonkier wonks out there than good old A. Sherrod?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1536853-nba-rumors-rajon-rondo-marcin-gortat-trade-would-make-celtics-team-to-beat
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: esel1000 on February 20, 2013, 06:21:34 PM
I'd love this trade but its Sherrod so im not getting my hopes up
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Eddie20 on February 20, 2013, 06:23:47 PM
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A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
@bleedCELTSgreen: Bass/Fab about $7.2M combined. Gortat makes slightly more than $7.2M so yeah, the money does work.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: CelticnLA on February 20, 2013, 06:24:52 PM
Sherrod's sources are his grandma's next door neighbor's dry cleaner, who heard it on a public access sports station that broadcast out of Phoenix
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: rondohondo on February 20, 2013, 06:25:34 PM
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A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
@bleedCELTSgreen: Bass/Fab about $7.2M combined. Gortat makes slightly more than $7.2M so yeah, the money does work.

Unless the suns are getting Sully or Bradley/lee, it makes zero sense for them .
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: erisred on February 20, 2013, 06:26:58 PM
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A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
@bleedCELTSgreen: Bass/Fab about $7.2M combined. Gortat makes slightly more than $7.2M so yeah, the money does work.
The money works, but the talent doesn't. I can see Danny making the offer, I can't see the Suns saying yes. Be nice to get Gortat, though.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: tyrone biggums on February 20, 2013, 06:27:55 PM
On CSNNE Sports Central he just said

"Bass and Melo for Gortat rumor has been circulating"

Please please please please please
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: celticinorlando on February 20, 2013, 06:28:19 PM
Boston needs some bodies if they do that deal
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: esel1000 on February 20, 2013, 06:28:28 PM
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A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
@bleedCELTSgreen: Bass/Fab about $7.2M combined. Gortat makes slightly more than $7.2M so yeah, the money does work.

Unless the suns are getting Sully or Bradley/lee, it makes zero sense for them .

This is true as well... Bass is a long term contract and our first round pick, if included, probably wont be super appealing (15-20 range). Why commit to him?
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 20, 2013, 06:29:13 PM
lol, if this comes true Phoenix should find ways to disenfranchise themselves from the league. Worst deal ever for them
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: hpantazo on February 20, 2013, 06:29:13 PM
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A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
@bleedCELTSgreen: Bass/Fab about $7.2M combined. Gortat makes slightly more than $7.2M so yeah, the money does work.
The money works, but the talent doesn't. I can see Danny making the offer, I can't see the Suns saying yes. Be nice to get Gortat, though.

maybe we are giving them a 1st rounder too?
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: LooseCannon on February 20, 2013, 06:30:00 PM
If this were true, it would probably mean Green playing 20mpg at the PF spot.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Roy H. on February 20, 2013, 06:31:02 PM
Blakely is such a tool.  Circulating where?  CelticsBlog?  RealGM?
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: erisred on February 20, 2013, 06:31:39 PM
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A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
@bleedCELTSgreen: Bass/Fab about $7.2M combined. Gortat makes slightly more than $7.2M so yeah, the money does work.
The money works, but the talent doesn't. I can see Danny making the offer, I can't see the Suns saying yes. Be nice to get Gortat, though.

maybe we are giving them a 1st rounder too?
Okay, say we offer them *2* 1st rounders. I still don't think they do it.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: ejk3489 on February 20, 2013, 06:31:50 PM
...Bass and Melo?

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lololol. Good one Sherrod.

Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Rtpas11 on February 20, 2013, 06:32:06 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b58v8k8

its gonna happen!!!  :o ;D
Bos Gets = 1st from Phx
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 20, 2013, 06:32:43 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b58v8k8

its gonna happen!!!  :o ;D
Bos Gets = 1st from Phx

I would never do Rondo for Gortat
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: jambr380 on February 20, 2013, 06:33:12 PM
It's basically Bass and a first for Gortat, which isn't that bad for PHX. Just because he has worn out his welcome in Boston doesn't mean that he is considered horrible everywhere.

Maybe they've seen Melo play in the D-League and like what they see in his potential.

I get that it probably won't happen, but it isn't such a joke - it's not like Gortat is Cousins.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: esel1000 on February 20, 2013, 06:33:26 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b58v8k8

its gonna happen!!!  :o ;D
Bos Gets = 1st from Phx

color me green but I feel like we could get more back for Rondo... unless the pick isnt protected
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Birdman on February 20, 2013, 06:33:43 PM
Best trade proposal i heard all year!! Do it!!!! I think Gortat is only player C's are seriously looking at
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: erisred on February 20, 2013, 06:36:00 PM
If this were true, it would probably mean Green playing 20mpg at the PF spot.
Yep, Green would split his time between backing up KG at the 4 and Pierce at the 3. KG would start at the 4 and play about 30 minutes, Gortat would start at the 5 and play 36 minutes. Green, Wilcox and Collins would eat up the rest of the time at the 4/5. I would work for the C's, but like someone wrote it will take a lot more than Bass/Melo to do it...maybe Bass and Sullinger (if Sully was healthy) or Bass and Bradley.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 20, 2013, 06:36:16 PM
On CSNNE Sports Central he just said

"Bass and Melo for Gortat rumor has been circulating"

DO IT NOW DANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If true of course.......................... ;D
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Smitty77 on February 20, 2013, 06:36:48 PM
Bass has a higher efficiency rating than Perk and is paid less.  So, I don't see why many seem to think OKC's offer is so much better.

I do think we would have to include a 1st rounder.

Smitty77
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: hpantazo on February 20, 2013, 06:38:19 PM
Bass has a higher efficiency rating than Perk and is paid less.  So, I don't see why many seem to think OKC's offer is so much better.

I do think we would have to include a 1st rounder.

Smitty77

OKC's offer includes a much, much better prospect in Jeremy Lamb than Fab Melo.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: dreamgreen on February 20, 2013, 06:40:32 PM
This is the kind of deal we are talking about. ;D
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: j804 on February 20, 2013, 06:41:39 PM
We need an "Official Sherrod's ridiculous/bogus trade speculation"
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: CoachBo on February 20, 2013, 06:49:12 PM
If this should go down, it should clear up any doubts about who Santa Claus is - it's Bob Sarver.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Redz on February 20, 2013, 06:51:26 PM
Clearly teams are going absolutely gaga for Fab now that they know he's "available".
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: get_banners on February 20, 2013, 06:51:52 PM
well, the suns did sell us the draft pick that became rondo. of course, they also got joe johnson from us for tony delk and 30+ games of rodney rodgers...so...
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: lantinm on February 20, 2013, 07:14:58 PM
Clearly teams are going absolutely gaga for Fab now that they know he's "available".

TP. This made me laugh out loud.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Celtics18 on February 20, 2013, 07:16:13 PM
This would be the perfect time for the law of averages to catch up with Sherrod and have him be right about something for a change.

 Bass and Fab for Gortat?  I'm overjoyed just thinking about that score.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: vjcsmoke on February 20, 2013, 10:18:34 PM
Yeah it is Sherrod reporting this (lol.) The same guy who said Cousins was on a flight to Boston last month.

Anyway, if true I would think Phoenix would find OKC's offer (reported earlier) of Perkins, Lamb and 1st more appealing than Bass and Melo.

Perkins has an awful contract.  I think Bass, Melo and a pick would be more attractive.  Would really like to see Gortat in green if that's the price.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: ItStaysYang on February 20, 2013, 10:19:52 PM
Has wishful thinking been circulating with this rumor?

hahaha

that was funny.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: StartOrien on February 20, 2013, 10:29:42 PM
Suns need another power forward for sure.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Cman on February 20, 2013, 10:34:32 PM
On CSNNE Sports Central he just said

"Bass and Melo for Gortat rumor has been circulating"

It must be the case that a first round pick is included on such s trade. And a first from Boston is more valuable than s first from OKC.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: WeMadeIt17 on February 20, 2013, 10:35:35 PM
I've been talking about getting this guy since the start of the season. They need to get him if possible could be a big help.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on February 20, 2013, 10:39:18 PM
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A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
@bleedCELTSgreen: Bass/Fab about $7.2M combined. Gortat makes slightly more than $7.2M so yeah, the money does work.

He was answering a fans question about if bass/fab worked money wise. He wasn't saying that its going to happen. I saw that tweet.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Kane3387 on February 20, 2013, 10:43:23 PM
Don't see phoenix taking an extra year of Bass to just get Melo.

Melo is just such a long term project and most teams don;t have the patience for that. Boston is a patient organization.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: BleedGreen1989 on February 20, 2013, 10:46:32 PM
Don't see phoenix taking an extra year of Bass to just get Melo.

Melo is just such a long term project and most teams don;t have the patience for that. Boston is a patient organization.

phoenix has no choice but to be patient..they're going no where for at least a couple years
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: lon3lytoaster on February 20, 2013, 10:51:10 PM
I'd take Sherrod more serious if he yelled at everyone.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: saltlover on February 20, 2013, 10:58:49 PM
On CSNNE Sports Central he just said

"Bass and Melo for Gortat rumor has been circulating"

It must be the case that a first round pick is included on such s trade. And a first from Boston is more valuable than s first from OKC.

OKC has Toronto's first to offer, but Bass is 50% cheaper than Perk.  Who's better is up for debate, but better doesn't matter since Phoenix is foolish for having forced themselves to trade Gortat.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: ssspence on February 20, 2013, 11:00:58 PM
I mean, get serious. If the Suns trade Gortat for Bass and Melo I'm going to apply for their GM job the following morning.

Sherrod goes from bad to worse. 
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: JOMVP on February 20, 2013, 11:10:21 PM
BSherrod creating all these rumors in his head just so he has something to say on telivision.

If Sullinger was involved in this deal, then it might be a little more believable.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: LarBrd33 on February 20, 2013, 11:29:23 PM
would you trade Rondo and Bass for Gortat, Dragic and a couple 1sts?
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: JOMVP on February 20, 2013, 11:34:09 PM
would you trade Rondo and Bass for Gortat, Dragic and a couple 1sts?

I've never been a huge Rondo fan, and personally, I would definitely. Dragic is a great PG, the dropoff between him and Rondo is not that big specially when you start throwing around first round picks from a franchise as awful as the Suns.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: LarBrd33 on February 20, 2013, 11:35:18 PM
would you trade Rondo and Bass for Gortat, Dragic and a couple 1sts?

I've never been a huge Rondo fan, and personally, I would definitely. Dragic is a great PG, the dropoff between him and Rondo is not that big specially when you start throwing around first round picks from a franchise as awful as the Suns.
Suns have multiple 1sts... their own (which is untouchable probably)... also Memphis and the Lakers, i think.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Kane3387 on February 20, 2013, 11:40:05 PM
would you trade Rondo and Bass for Gortat, Dragic and a couple 1sts?

throw in Jarred Dudley and I likely would.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: GreenEnvy on February 21, 2013, 12:20:48 AM
would you trade Rondo and Bass for Gortat, Dragic and a couple 1sts?

I've never been a huge Rondo fan, and personally, I would definitely. Dragic is a great PG, the dropoff between him and Rondo is not that big specially when you start throwing around first round picks from a franchise as awful as the Suns.

I'm not the biggest Rondo fan either, but there is a substantial dropoff from him to Dragic. Dragic may be the better shooter, but clearly inferior in every other aspect of the game.

With that said, I would do the Dragic/Gortat/Dudley/first for Rondo/Bass. All three guys would fit in very well with our nucleus. We get a passing/shooting natural PG, a SG with size who can hit three's, and a tough rebounder. Really good trade IMO.
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: LarBrd33 on February 21, 2013, 12:36:12 AM
would you trade Rondo and Bass for Gortat, Dragic and a couple 1sts?

I've never been a huge Rondo fan, and personally, I would definitely. Dragic is a great PG, the dropoff between him and Rondo is not that big specially when you start throwing around first round picks from a franchise as awful as the Suns.

I'm not the biggest Rondo fan either, but there is a substantial dropoff from him to Dragic. Dragic may be the better shooter, but clearly inferior in every other aspect of the game.

With that said, I would do the Dragic/Gortat/Dudley/first for Rondo/Bass. All three guys would fit in very well with our nucleus. We get a passing/shooting natural PG, a SG with size who can hit three's, and a tough rebounder. Really good trade IMO.

Rondo is better than dragic but gortat is a major upgrade over bass
Title: Re: Sherrod A. Blakely: "Gortat rumor has been circulating"
Post by: Kane3387 on February 21, 2013, 12:36:26 AM
would you trade Rondo and Bass for Gortat, Dragic and a couple 1sts?

I've never been a huge Rondo fan, and personally, I would definitely. Dragic is a great PG, the dropoff between him and Rondo is not that big specially when you start throwing around first round picks from a franchise as awful as the Suns.

I'm not the biggest Rondo fan either, but there is a substantial dropoff from him to Dragic. Dragic may be the better shooter, but clearly inferior in every other aspect of the game.

With that said, I would do the Dragic/Gortat/Dudley/first for Rondo/Bass. All three guys would fit in very well with our nucleus. We get a passing/shooting natural PG, a SG with size who can hit three's, and a tough rebounder. Really good trade IMO.

If you are serious about winning this year then you trade Rondo. If not then why keep Pierce if you can actually get a Josh Smith for him?

If you aren't getting anything worth your time for either, likely the case and nothing wrong with it, then just plan for next year and one more run.