The Phoenix Suns are willing to exchange (Gortat to) the Boston Celtics, who are soon to submit a concrete proposal.
Gortat, otherwise known as "The Polish Hammer," is a 28-year-old center who has logged six NBA seasons between the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns, averaging 8.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. Gortat, currently playing for the Suns, is averaging 11.9 points and 9.6 boards through 12 games this season.
The addition of Gortat would give the Celtics a legitimate back-up center after the departure of Darko Milicic, who left the NBA to be with his ill mother in his homeland of Serbia. Gortat would be a big step up from Milicic, though, and could possibly even work his way into the starting lineup aside current Celtics center (but natural power forward) Kevin Garnett. Such a move would send Brandon Bass to the bench and bolster a sporadic-but-capable second unit.
Gortat has two years left on his current contract and is making $7,258,960 in 2012-13 and is slated to make $7,727,280 in 2013-14.
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