Marcin Gortat is Unhappy

Everyone’s favorite Marcin is none too pleased with the amount of burn Stan Van Gundy is giving him: “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.’ Except that this season he just started a new five-year contract with the Magic. Only a trade can provide a bigger role on another team. Perhaps Gortat’s frustration should not come as a surprise. He was less than enthused when the Magic matched the Dallas Mavericks’ offer of five years, $34-million this past summer for the restricted free agent from Poland. He likely would have been the Mavs’ starting center. Gortat said he isn’t delivering a play-me-or-trade-me-ultimatum, realizing his role could change quickly. He said he’ll likely meet with coach Stan Van Gundy after the season to discuss his future and direct his agent, Guy Zucker, to talk with general manager Otis Smith.”