The rumor mill is churning. After an initial report that Gortat is unhappy in Phoenix and the Celtics have some interest… the story has progressed to the point where the Celtics are reportedly preparing to make an actual offer for him.
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.
Things to consider when trying to figure out of this is true:
Marcin Gortat makes $7.2 million. The Celtics need to get within 125% of that to make the trade work.
All the guys that make that happen can’t be traded until December 15 at the earliest… and some later than that. Courtney Lee and Jason Terry can’t be traded until December 15, and Jeff Green and Brandon Bass can’t be traded until J...