Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

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    Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat   Nov 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am by Raj Prashad    

    Nov 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol (16) shoots over Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (4) during the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

    It’s no surprise that, with their lack of interior size, the Boston Celtics have struggled defending the paint and rebounding just 12 games into the 2012-13 NBA season.

    But, according to Przeglad Sportowy, it looks like they’ll be looking to upgrade their lack of size sooner rather than later.

    The Phoenix Suns are willing to exchange (Gortat to) the Boston Celtics, who are soon to submit a concrete proposal.

    If this report is correct, the Celtics would be filling a major hole in their roster by trading for the 6’11 Gortat.

    They rank No. 30 in the NBA with 35.8 rebounds per game. Boston is allowing opponents to shoot the fifth best field goal percentage at the rim, sending home 67.7 percent of their shots according to Hoopdata.com. They’re also allowing the third best field goal percentage within 3-9 feet at 45.9 percent.

    Boston’s only 7-footers are Jason Collins, who has been glued to the bench and Fab Melo, who was recently sent to the Developmental League. Starting center, Kevin Garnett, stands at 6’11, Chris Wilcox stands at 6’10 and the rest of the team is 6’9 or shorter, so it should be expected for Boston to at least consider kicking the tires on the Polish veteran.

    The “Polish Hammer” stands under 6’11, but is averaging 11 points and nine boards a game for the Phoenix Suns. It’s only speculation at this point on who the Celtics would trade for the five-year veteran, but it would most likely have to include a young piece (Avery Bradley or Courtney Lee) and a big (Brandon Bass or Fab Melo).

    Stay tuned to KJG as we follow this story.

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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    wowww

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    who do they trade? Courtney Lee?

     
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    Great question! Phoenix will likely want a quality developmental player and picks (of course another player will have to be thrown in to make $$ work).

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    We have to keep Ab..the guy is a game changer..Defends the wades, Parkers and others. The league is full of guards that can dominate a game. I really hope Danny stands his ground on this one..Lee and Bass are expendable..keeping the fingers crosssed and everything else..

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    Bring on the Polish Hammer!!

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

       11 points & 9 rebounds

     

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    I like the idea a lot!

     
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    HAMMER out a deal DA!

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    Lee is not going to attract much.  They are going to want much more.

     
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    I agree! AB, Sully, and or Melo! 

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    In response to RicoActIsBack's comment:

    This organization is a Joke. They are putting the hope of a championship on Gortot????? Get the hell out of here. I will not watch this team anymore.

    THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU DAAAAAAAAAAAAANNYYYYYY!!!!!

    GORTAT MVP!!!! GORTAT MVP!!!!! GORTOT MVP!!!!

    DANNY BOY MY FRIEND, you are a CLOWN.




    Dufus..

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    why should i believe what this guy is saying? i don't hear it anywhere...so no i don't believe this crap.....we only played 12 games.

     
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    DA was reading your posts Kirk! Bring on the Hammer!!!

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    In response to Kirk6's comment:

    Sounds like a good trade.

    Let's do it.




    what is the trade? how can you like it if we don't even know who would be the players?

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    In response to rameakap's comment:

    The guy is not a valid source

    anything has to wait 3 more weeks




    yeah...it's garbage.

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    Author of article:

    Raj Prashad

    Senior at Kennesaw State University. Editor with King James Gospel, Boston Celtics beat with SB Nation Boston. All-around NBA pundit.

     

     
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    In response to BCSP's comment:

    Author of article:

    Raj Prashad

    Senior at Kennesaw State University. Editor with King James Gospel, Boston Celtics beat with SB Nation Boston. All-around NBA pundit.

     



    is that the guy on...big bang theory?

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    Referenced article (pasted below) is posted on Przeglad Sportowy's website. Przeglad Sportowy is the oldest and largest Polish sports daily, founded in 1921 in Kraków.

    The circulation of the newspaper is of around 100,000 a day, between 94,000 to 150,000. There is no other sports daily on the Polish market.

      NBA: Gortat wywoÅ‚aÅ‚ burzÄ™ w Phoenix 21.11.2012 | 08:12     zobacz zdjÄ™cia » Marcin Gortat
    Fot. Kamil KrzaczyÅ„ski | NEWSPIX.PL Marcin Gortat     Galeria zdjęć   

    Wypowiedzi Marcina Gortata nie przeszÅ‚y bez echa w amerykaÅ„skich mediach sportowych. Sporo miejsca poÅ›wiÄ™ciÅ‚y im serwisy Fox Sports, NBC, CBS, „Sports Illustrated" oraz ESPN. GÅ‚os zabraÅ‚ też trener Phoenix Suns Alvin Gentry.

     

    W klubie z Phoenix Suns od rana panowaÅ‚o olbrzymie poruszenie. Polski center wymknÄÂ…Å‚ siÄ™ dziennikarzom po treningu. Ci jednak dopadli Gentry'ego, który w tym momencie znaÅ‚ już peÅ‚ne tÅ‚umaczenie wywiadu z „PS". Poproszony o komentarz stwierdziÅ‚: – CieszÄ™ siÄ™, że tak zareagowaÅ‚.

     Po chwili jednak dodaÅ‚: – Nic siÄ™ nie zmieni. BÄ™dzie tak jak dotychczas. Postaramy siÄ™ podawać mu piÅ‚kÄ™ najczęściej, jak tylko siÄ™ da, ale... Rzeczywistość jest taka, a nie inna. Gra tyÅ‚em do kosza nie jest najmocniejszÄÂ… stronÄÂ… jego warsztatu koszykarskiego – powiedziaÅ‚ szkoleniowiec Phoenix Suns. Gentry zapowiedziaÅ‚ także zmiany w pierwszej piÄÂ…tce, choć nie wypowiadaÅ‚ siÄ™ na temat personaliów. Czy zdecyduje siÄ™ posadzić na Å‚awce Marcina Gortata? To byÅ‚by chyba ostatni krok przed podjÄ™ciem decyzji o transferze Polaka do innego klubu. Na wymianÄ™ gotowi sÄÂ… Boston Celtics, którzy wkrótce majÄÂ… zÅ‚ożyć Phoenix Suns konkretnÄÂ… propozycjÄ™. W poniedziaÅ‚ek rozwiÄÂ…zali kontrakt z serbskim centrem Darko Miliciciem.

     

    < a href="http://diff3.smartadserver.com/call/pubjumpi//6938/S/[timestamp]/?">< img src="http://diff3.smartadserver.com/call/pubi//6938/S/[timestamp]/?" border="0" alt="" /></a„Marcin Gortat atakuje trenera oraz kolegów z drużyny, domagajÄÂ…c siÄ™ wiÄ™kszej liczby rzutów" – czytamy w tytule artykuÅ‚u zamieszczonego na witrynie „Sports Illustrated". Dalej autor Ben Golliver pisze: „Pasywna agresja zawodnika, zademonstrowana przez Gortata w wywiadzie dla „PrzeglÄÂ…du Sportowego" może być toksyczna w drużynie, która wygrywa wiÄ™kszość meczów. W przypadku przegrywajÄÂ…cego zespoÅ‚u, jakim sÄÂ… Phoenix Suns, nie powinna jednak dziwić. Starasz siÄ™ walczyć o zbiórki i bronić praktycznie samemu przeciwko caÅ‚ej ekipie rywala, a w miÄ™dzyczasie Michael Beasley odpala po 15 rzutów przy skutecznoÅ›ci 36 procent. I co, ma ci siÄ™ to podobać? Frustracja Marcina Gortata jest absolutnie przewidywalna i zrozumiaÅ‚a" – pisze ceniony fachowiec. W dalszej części artykuÅ‚u czytamy ciekawe rozważania na temat przyszÅ‚oÅ›ci polskiego centra. „Trzon drużyny Suns to absolutna katastrofa, jeÅ›li chodzi o zobowiÄÂ…zania finansowe, a zaliczajÄÂ… siÄ™ do niego Goran Dragić, Marcin Gortat, Channing Frye, Michael Beasley, Luis Scola oraz Jared Dudley. To fatalna mieszanka weteranów, którzy ani do siebie zbytnio nie pasujÄÂ…, ani nie majÄÂ… perspektyw rozwoju. Marcin Gortat ma spoÅ›ród nich wszystkich najwiÄ™kszÄÂ… wartość. Phoenix Suns na pewno dostanÄÂ… sporo w zamian za niego, gdy zdecydujÄÂ… siÄ™ na transfer. Frye, Beasley i Scola sÄÂ… praktycznie nie do ruszenia ze wzglÄ™du na swoje kontrakty. Ta konstrukcja musi być zburzona cegÅ‚a po cegle, a pozbycie siÄ™ Marcina Gortata wydaje siÄ™ naturalnym pierwszym krokiem".

     

    < a href="http://diff3.smartadserver.com/call/pubjumpi/13395/96808/5026/S/[timestamp]/?" target="_blank">< img src="http://diff3.smartadserver.com/call/pubi/13395/96808/5026/S/[timestamp]/?" border="0" alt="" /></a>

     

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    Marcin Gortat is not the question..................CELTICS HAS NO PLAYER IMPORTANT ENOUGH FOR sUN. Unless Ainge trade half of the roster.......

    Sun has plenty of alternative from other team.

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

     Phoenix Suns roster:

    Michael Beasley

    Shannon Brown

    Goran Dragi

    Jared Dudey

    Channing Frye

    Diante Garrett

    Marcin Gortat

    Wesley Johnson

    Kendall Marshall

    Markieff Morris

    Jermaine O'Neal

    Luis Scola

    Sebastian Telfair

    P.J. Tucker

    Luke Zeller

     
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    Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!

    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 Gortat’s 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 — 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 don’t 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 year’s draft.

    But with the Celtics, and particularly Danny Ainge, you never know. If the Celtics’ poor defense and rebounding continues, Ainge could waste no time pulling the trigger on another bold move.

    Stay tuned to CLNS Radio for more coverage on this story and all things Celtics.

     
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