Either you are overselling Bass and Melo or underselling Gortat. This is not a fair deal for Phoenix. I like it for us, but this isn't going to work in real kife.
You got the simple part though.
Just because I wonder, what do you think Gortat is worth? He isn't anything special and apparently Phoenix hasn't been thrilled with him according to reports? Melo has the chance to become a very good defensive center for a lot of years and is cheap.
Like everyone says on this board about us, Phoenix isn't winning a championship with Gortat. In fact they aren't making the playoffs with Gortat. They don't even have a puncher's chance.
You think someone is giving them a pick that is going to be a lottery pick?
I don't see Gortat's value anywhere near what most people on this board seem to think it is.
They could get more for Gortat than Bass who's a PF, something that they don't need, add the fact he's not playing well and also tied up for 3 years. And don't get me wrong, I like and believe that Melo would improve but as of right now, he cannot contribute anything to that franchise.
Gortat is an 11 pts, 9 rebs, 2 blocks a game (i rounded it out). Teams can offer more than Bass and Melo for that kind of production. Sure Gortat wont win a championship with PHX, but he can help one team win one. Marcin can start for any team, they won't trade him for an under performing PF and an unknown rookie, even though potentially he can be good. Other teams can offer a much better package.
Heck, just to throw it in to tell you what value Gortat has, if I'm OKC, I'd offer Perkins and a 1st rounder (Raptors meaning top 15) for him and a 2nd. He's not a better post defender than Perk, but he's better at everything else, it'll improve OKC's championship caliber, and not a bad return for Phoenix. It's not a sure fire yes, but that's better than a Bass and Melo package already.