what up, stiffs. im sure that like myself you nugg fans peruse various hoop websites looking for the latest nba news. and boy o’ boy are things poppin right now with free agency about to open. i just read one report that has beasley and some pieces to the raps for bosh...crazy. unfortunately, of all the rumors ive read, i havent seen the nuggs mentioned once. oh, heavy sigh.
but, i caught a link on the dp website saying that orlando is willing to part with gortat. this news actually comes from gortat himself who did an interview with polish media monday.
Gortat says “Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith told me that when they have chance to get big star, they won’t hesitate and will add me to this trade. But teams don’t get players to just put them on the bench. (On) another team, there won’t be second Dwight Howard and I will have twice bigger chance to play. It could be step forward for me.”
Gortat was asked if he wants to stay with the Magic or have an opportunity for more playing time elsewhere. “I was thinking about this many times. It’s good to be on a team which plays almost to the end of the playoffs, even if you play only 8-10 minutes. But on the other hand I would like to play for a team when I’ll have chance to fight for starting 5 and for example, score 20 points, (which) is one of my dreams. So it’s hard dilemma.”
so gortat says he could be traded for a “big star”, or more likely, a package deal that included one. i know the nuggs aren’t trading melo just yet (fuck you, kliza), but maybe orl would go for jr? he could be the scorer that orl wanted vince carter to be. from what i found, gortat is making $5.9 milli, and jr is around $6 milli. even if this didn’t work, wark or chapman should call orl and see what they might be able to fanagle. thats assuming that wark and chapman are even still showing up at the office. and at this point, that feels like a pretty big assumption.
on a side note, gortats english is FUCKED UP.
Heres the link to the full article: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_magic/2010/06/gortat-magic-said-he-could-be-traded.html