Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!
posted at 11/22/2012 5:40 PM EST
Are the Marcin Gortat trade rumors to the Boston Celtics heating up?
Posted November 22nd, 2012 by CLNSRadio & filed under Boston Celtics, NBA.
Would Marcin Gortat be a good fit for the Boston Celtics?
H/T to CelticsLife for being all over this story in recent days, but there appears to be some traction to these Marcin Gortat rumors. Certain outlets of the Polish media are of strong belief that the Boston Celtics have keen interest in trading for the Phoenix Suns center.
The Boston Celtics are ready to trade for Gortat, and will soon present a specific proposal to the Phoenix Suns. On Monday, they waived the contract with Serbian center Darko Milicic.
This now comes just a few days after the ESPN Insider piece where they speculated that Gortatâs best fit would be Boston.
Gortat had a monster season for the Suns last year with Steve Nash posting a 21.2 PER. This year, without Nash, many have speculated that the dropoff in his game is due to the lack of a point guard. Many are assuming that if Marcin Gortat were to be reunited with a capable point guard, as the Celtics have one in Rajon Rondo, that he would re-emerge as one of the best centers in the NBA again.
If Gortat were to be traded to Boston, that would likely shift Kevin Garnett back to the power forward slot, and Brandon Bass to the bench. Many Celtics fans would welcome this move, as they feel that the Celtics are too small. However, it is questionable that in this stage of his career if Kevin Garnett can guard Eastern Conference power fowards â which has shifted more towards smaller, leaner and quicker players such as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.
Either way, the Celtics would have a hard time trading for Gortat. He will be a sought after player from many of the contenders in the NBA. The Celtics donât have much roster flexibility with players such as Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Bass already carrying lengthy and hefty price tags, as well as only having one first round draft selection in this yearâs draft.
But with the Celtics, and particularly Danny Ainge, you never know. If the Celticsâ poor defense and rebounding continues, Ainge could waste no time pulling the trigger on another bold move.
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