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Trailblazers may swap No. 10 pick for Marcin Gortat

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07:51 PM ET 06.24 | The NBA Draft is fast approaching which means teams are trying to figure out last minute scenarios that could end up happening on the big night. One of those teams is the Phoenix Suns and one of those scenarios sees them trading Marcin Gortat to someone who wants him should a big man prospect fall to the No. 5 slot. According to the Arizona Republic, one of those teams with interest in Gortat is the Portland Trailblazers who hold the 10th overall pick in the draft. The Blazers seem to be a team ready to win now and aren't totally interested in adding another young player to their roster when they looked like they had enough to win last season. They fell short of the playoffs but the stellar season had by Damian Lillard has many people excited and the prospect of adding Gortat, a proven veteran, is something that apparently is appealing to Portland.

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Marcin Gortat, AP Photo/Don Ryan Marcin Gortat, AP Photo/Don Ryan
June 24, 2013  11:29 PM ET

Ok and...Wesley Matthews is overrated they will need to add someone else besides marcin. He's their savior ....really Marcin???

June 25, 2013  12:11 AM ET

That would be a steal; There is NO ONE in the draft that would be equal value for Gortat at no.10. Portland should jump on this asap.

June 25, 2013  12:31 AM ET
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That would be a steal; There is NO ONE in the draft that would be equal value for Gortat at no.10. Portland should jump on this asap.

Agree it's a good sounding trade. Portland would still have to add parts to the team to contend for the playoffs. Like a bench. But Gortat is much better then any player they might pick up in the draft. And the Suns get another draft pick in the draft.

June 25, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Ready To Get Blazed, Bro?

June 25, 2013  03:27 PM ET

The Magic should have kept Marcin Gortat!

June 25, 2013  07:27 PM ET

Gortat may not be a great player but he is better than any big in this years draft. The Suns should keep him but he will fit nicely in Portland.

 
June 27, 2013  04:04 AM ET

As a suns fan, I'd jump on this in a second. Gortat has no reason even crossing half court, one of the worst defenders in the league.

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