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Gortat on trade rumors
« on: January 11, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »

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    "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."
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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


Re: Gortat on trade rumors
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 04:17:38 PM »

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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

MUCH rather trade Bass than Lee. If we were to acquire Gortat, KG could play some minutes at the 4, so that KG, Gortat, and Sully split up the majority of the bigs minutes with Wilcox taking just a few.

Lee, however, is taking on the backup PG duties quite well for this team; better than Terry in fact. I think he's very important to this team, and I want to keep him around.


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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 04:20:10 PM »

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translation: i'd like nothing more than to be traded, but i don't want to make a jerk of myself in the press, so i'm gonna toe the line.

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translation: i'd like nothing more than to be traded, but i don't want to make a jerk of myself in the press, so i'm gonna toe the line.

Or, perhaps "My agent told me that they won't trade me if they can't get good value, so I need to at least put on a show as a good teammate until they can find someone to take me."

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 04:27:15 PM »

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translation: i'd like nothing more than to be traded, but i don't want to make a jerk of myself in the press, so i'm gonna toe the line.

Or, perhaps "My agent told me that they won't trade me if they can't get good value, so I need to at least put on a show as a good teammate until they can find someone to take me."

yep -- better.

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Didn't he complain earlier in the year?

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 04:36:16 PM »

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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

MUCH rather trade Bass than Lee. If we were to acquire Gortat, KG could play some minutes at the 4, so that KG, Gortat, and Sully split up the majority of the bigs minutes with Wilcox taking just a few.

Lee, however, is taking on the backup PG duties quite well for this team; better than Terry in fact. I think he's very important to this team, and I want to keep him around.
I agree being able to keep Lee would be awesome, but would still make the deal if that's what it takes.

A big man rotation of KG,Sully and Gortat would be so good. Great rim protection, great rebounding,toughness and also very solid offense. I am drooling at the thought of it

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 04:46:29 PM »

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Translation:

"I want people to still like me, but I don't really want to be here anymore."

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He did say he wouldn't ask to be traded, but he also referred to the Phoenix Suns as a 'sinking ship'.

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 04:47:57 PM »

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As others have said, this sounds like a guy saying what he knows he should say, but not denying that the team he's on is going nowhere.

I will disagree with the OP in one respect -- the Celtics could do a lot worse than Sam Dalembert.  Dalembert may be stuck on the Bucks bench, but that's because the Bucks are a young team that's focused on developing players and they have 3 really high quality young defensive big men who all have similar strengths and weaknesses to Dalembert. 

Getting Dalembert (without giving up much) would not be a home run, but it would be a very fine acquisition that would help this team considerably.


Regardless, Gortat would obviously be preferable. 
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exactly, he wants out of phoenix, and also takes a subtle shot by saying "it's hard to leave this sinking boat"...

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exactly, he wants out of phoenix, and also takes a subtle shot by saying "it's hard to leave this sinking boat"...

I also think he's taking a shot at ex-teammate DH12 and LeBroid.

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As others have said, this sounds like a guy saying what he knows he should say, but not denying that the team he's on is going nowhere.

I will disagree with the OP in one respect -- the Celtics could do a lot worse than Sam Dalembert.  Dalembert may be stuck on the Bucks bench, but that's because the Bucks are a young team that's focused on developing players and they have 3 really high quality young defensive big men who all have similar strengths and weaknesses to Dalembert. 

Getting Dalembert (without giving up much) would not be a home run, but it would be a very fine acquisition that would help this team considerably.


Regardless, Gortat would obviously be preferable.
i agree, would like gortat but if it means gutting the team no
bass, melo and a draft i'd do it

what would it cost to get dalambert?

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 05:13:24 PM »

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I am a little less enthusiastic about Gortat after seeing him play.  There were more than a couple of cases where he played what I thought was very lazy defense.  His season on-court, off-court stats from 82games are:

Stat                                ON Court   OFF Court    Net
Offense: Pts per 100 Poss.  105.2        103.9     +1.3
Defense: Pts per 100 Poss.  109.4        108.9     +0.5

This is a little hard to follow but the bottom line is that the Suns are slightly better defensively when he is OFF the court.  Maybe he would snap out of it if he came to the Cs but I saw a guy who was coasting on defense to avoid fouls and then working hard when there was a positive stat involved.  He would still likely help but this just reduces what I would be willing to give up for him.

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As others have said, this sounds like a guy saying what he knows he should say, but not denying that the team he's on is going nowhere.

I will disagree with the OP in one respect -- the Celtics could do a lot worse than Sam Dalembert.  Dalembert may be stuck on the Bucks bench, but that's because the Bucks are a young team that's focused on developing players and they have 3 really high quality young defensive big men who all have similar strengths and weaknesses to Dalembert. 

Getting Dalembert (without giving up much) would not be a home run, but it would be a very fine acquisition that would help this team considerably.


Regardless, Gortat would obviously be preferable.
i agree, would like gortat but if it means gutting the team no
bass, melo and a draft i'd do it

what would it cost to get dalambert?

Well, he's an expiring contract and he's not playing for the Bucks right now, so I imagine they'd be happy to get pretty much anything of value for him.
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