Gortat Will Remain in Orlando

by July 13, 2009

Now this is something to smile about if you’re a Magic fan. Not only did the Magic take Brandon Bass from the Mavs, but they killed Dallas’ hopes of adding size by matching Gortat’s offer sheet. Big Props to GM Otis Smith for some sly strategy: “An NBA source has told the Orlando Sentinel that the Orlando Magic will match the five-year, $34-million offer sheet extended by the Dallas Mavericks to Marcin Gortat and thus retain him. The team would not be able to trade him until Dec. 15, at the earliest, if that’s what the team wants to do.”