Originally written on Red's Army  |  Last updated 11/7/14
There’s a lot of speculation about Suns center Marcin Gortat and his future in Phoenix. Gortat is unhappy with his role in the Suns offense and the team’s refusal to discuss a contract extension, according to this Polish media outlet. ESPN Insider Joe Kaiser summarizes Gortat’s talents and possible trade partners for Phoenix: Today, the 28-year-old Polish big man is one of the premier centers in the league, a massive 6-foot-11 interior presence that can change games on both ends of the court. And he has the numbers to back it up. Synergy Stats Technology indicates that Gortat’s offensive points per play ranked among the best in the league in both 2010-11 (1.08 PPP ranked No. 28) and 2011-12 (1.047 PPP ranked No. 37). Consider his rebounding numbers (9.73 per game since joining Phoenix) and improving defensive skills (3.2 blocked shots per game this season ranks No. 2 behind Serge Ibaka), and Gortat’s value becomes even clearer. Kaiser offers up Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee for Gor...
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  • Considering his size and physical tools, Gortat is a total underachiever. I have been watching him for 2 seasons now and I'm convinced he's a detriment to the Suns. In spite of the statistics mentioned in the article, (and this goes to show how statistics can be misleading) Gortat is what I call a “good time” player. In other words, when playing a weak opponent he excels. As long as the game is decided, Gortat plays his best ball. Put him in a game at a crucial junction and he just about never delivers.
    He had the gall to say at the beginning of the year that losing Nash was no big deal to him. Are you kidding?? Nash spoon fed the guy repeatedly during games. He should kiss the ground Nash walks on. This year there is no Nash and no one even close to his talent and what do you know…Gortat’s stats are plummeting.
    The best thing that could ever happen to Phoenix is get rid of this waste of space. After that, they can start working on getting rid of Beasley, another king-sized mistake.
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