Marcin Gortat rumors: Phoenix Suns' center in Boston Celtics' near future?

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Marcin Gortat, a center for the Phoenix Suns, is reportedly a target of the Boston Celtics, who may submit a trade proposal for the Polish big man.

The Boston Celtics will reportedly submit a trade proposal to the Phoenix Suns in effort to acquire center Marcin Gortat, according to Przeglad Sportowy and translated by King James Gospel.

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.


Marcin Gortat

#4 / Center / Phoenix Suns

6-11

240

Feb 17, 1984

Poland


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