Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/26/12
For all the posts we've had up about Marcin Gortat and a potential trade to the Celtics, perhaps we should reconsider this. Mainly because he is possibly on drugs or has been brainwashed by Jermaine O'Neal in another ploy to squeeze money from a franchise. AZ Central: Gortat would not mind negotiating on behalf of his backup center, Jermaine O’Neal. He said he told Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby that he would pay for another year’s salary for O’Neal if they don’t. “He’s a tremendous player, an amazing teammate and a true leader,” Gortat said. “Playing with him has been my best experience from this year.” Does any of that above quote make sense to you? This is, allegedly, the same Jermaine O'Neal that was out of shape for his two years in Boston. Those two seasons he earned $12 million to play in 33% of the games (49 total) due to being constantly injured. Here's Bill Simmons last April on how Jermaine O'Neal was the most interally hated player on the roster....
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