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Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag.
Do you think the Magic will try to move Gortat?
The answer to the question is speculative, at best, but it should provide some insight on Marcin Gortat‘s future with the Orlando Magic.
Will Gortat be traded? It seems like everyone expects it to happen sooner rather than later, but it would have to be a move that makes sense for the Magic. Yes, Gortat’s contract will continue to escalate year-by-year but Orlando’s ownership has made it clear that they’re willing to pay the luxury tax for the foreseeable future, so money isn’t necessarily an issue in this particular case. It all depends on what’s out there on the trade block and if general manager Otis Smith is better off keeping Gortat, moving him in a packaged deal in hopes of acquiring a superstar, or trading him simply to fill a need elsewhere on the roster. With Smith, it’s tough to predict what he’ll do because he likes to play things close to the vest.