Jan. 28, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (4) against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 86-84. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Marcin Gortat could be moved by trade deadine


Alright so, the Phoenix Suns are one of our favorite tankers in the NBA. They’re gearing up for a run at Andrew Wiggins and his friends. And, with this latest rumor, they are defiantly looking to the future with all the youth they have on their team.

They just drafted Alex Len and, if he’s healthy, would be the starter for the Suns at Center. Marcin Gortat has filled that role beautifully but, again, Suns are looking to the future. Now remember, Gortat wasn’t okay with playing behind Dwight Howard. And, back then, Dwight was indeed the best Center in the league or at least one of the best. So, if the rumor is true, then, Gortat would probably spit at the idea of playing behind a rookie. Could he play alongside? Eh, probably not.

So, logically, he would be moved. It just makes sense. Even if Len wasn’t healthy, Gortat would probably be moved to acquire young assets and picks. Send him off to a team that would like a Center in Gortat as the missing piece of the championship puzzle.

But there’s more. The Suns have put Kendall Marshall on the trading block. So, that could mean…well look at this:

The Suns have already been mentioned in trade rumors for Marcin Gortat and while those reports have started to fall off, these new reports are much more pressing. According to NBA.com, the Suns have legitimately put Marshall on the trading block and they are hoping to put him in a deal with someone else on the roster and that could possibly be Gortat. Writer Scott Howard-Cooper reports that league executives have said that Marshall is available and that general manager Ryan McDonough, despite his talk of not looking to trade Marshall, is doing just that.

So, I would say you at have to look into this rumor. What do you think?

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