"Basically I just don't want to feel like a loser and escape," he told CSNNE.com. "The team needs you and then all of a sudden you escape because you said you wanted to be traded or you asked for a trade? It's not like that.
"If someone's going to decide to trade me, it is a business. I'll understand that. But now I'm on the Phoenix Suns and I'm going to help."
At 6-11, Gortat is averaging 11.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game. While he turned down a multiyear contract extension in October, according to the Arizona Republic, he said he will not demand to be moved. His contract expires after the 2013-14 season.
"Right now I feel like it's hard to leave this sinking boat, you know what I mean, just go to a different team and escape from everything," he said. "I started with this team in training camp. I've been here for three years right now. This is my third year and basically I'm trying to help this team, help this team as much as I can. That's the main goal, but I learned also that this is business. Whatever's going to happen is going to happen." [...]
"I've never escaped in my entire life from anything like that," he said. "I never took any shortcuts. Basically I'm just going to try to play and help my team as much as I can."
I know he says he doesn't want to leave he Suns, but also say it's a business and sounds like he knows a trade for him is likely coming, especially since he turned down the contract extension the Suns offered.
The c's have a 2 year window with PP and KG, Gortat is signed for 2 years at a very reasonable 7 mil.
If you look at the other big men available, there really isn't anyone as good as Gortat who you could get for a reasonable price.
Varejao is injured,Okafor is to much salary to match, no way we are landing cousins without giving up Rondo(no thank you). Don't even get me started on Dalembert ,he can't even get off the bucks bench.
It seems like Gortat is the perfect fit if you can get him from a package of Lee or Bass,Melo and a 1st.
PG: Rondo / Terry
SG: Bradley / Lee or barbosa
SF: PP / Green
PF: Sully / Wilcox or Bass
C: KG / Gortat