Marcin Gortat Seeks Expanded Role With Magic or Possible Trade

December 7th, 2009 by Chad Waylon Pouncy Leave a reply »
Being the most stacked team in the league at the center position should leave an organization in a comfortable spot.

With the NBA's top starting and backup center in Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat, the Orlando Magic are finding out that that's not necessarily true.

Gortat has expressed his frustration with his small role for the Magic.

In only about 15 minutes of action a night for Orlando, the seven footer is averaging 3.8 points and 3.8 rebounds to go with just under a block per game.

“I love the organization, but I’m not going to stay here being a back-up player and playing five minutes a game,” Gortat said. “I hope people understand that. I know I can have a bigger role on another team.”

This may come as a surprise to the Orlando front office as they saw Gortat as an elite insurance player behind Dwight Howard.

GM Otis Smith threw finances out the window to match the Dallas Mavericks offseason five year, $34 million offer sheet to sign Gortat.

The signing meant Orlando would be shelling out plenty of money for the luxury tax, while enjoying the "luxury" of two solid centers.

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