Saturday, April 11, 2009

Marcin Gortat is considering playing in Europe

Gortat(2.11-C), a native of Poland, made just $700,000 this season. He is a restricted NBA free agent and the Magic can match any offer, but Gortat can sign with a foreign team if he chooses to return overseas. The Magic would retain his NBA rights.

"Europe is intriguing to us," said Guy Zucker, Gortat's agent. "Marcin would get a huge contract." Zucker said Thursday that teams overseas are interested in signing Gortat, but that Gortat's dream is to stay in the NBA, preferably with the Magic. He believes Orlando's "top priority" is to first deal with Turkoglu.

"Here's the biggest X factor: How deep are the Magic willing to dig into the luxury tax to pay Marcin?" Zucker said. 

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