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    He's a restricted free agent this summer.

    Stan Van Gundy finds him to be a good backup at PF/C and can play good defense.

    Would he be the right guy to sign as our backup big man this summer?

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    I would love him. Hibbert is never going to play 35 mpg, that is why Foster is critical next year. And at his age I am afraid that we are going to need a youthful presence guarding opposing centers.

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    There's a lot of teams that would want him so it would be tough for us to get him.

    I don't know if the Magic are looking to get him back.

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    I have a feeling he might be too expensive for what we need. He's played well throughout the playoffs backing up Dwight. Someone will over-pay for him.

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    The Magic can't afford him. He will be playing for a team other than the Magic that can pay him. He'd be a great addition to the Pacers, but the Pacers don't have the money to sign him.

    Maybe the Pistons, OKC, or Toronto for Foster money.

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    He is overratted.

    He is at his best right now backing up Dwight Howard. If I am him I stay in Orlando where the weather is warm and he can keep the bench even warmer backing up Dwight.

    Without the Magic's playoff success no one talks about this guy. I mean I think he is decent as a backup but he isn't going to improve your team in the win-loss column as much as some would like.

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    Someone will probably give him the full mid-level exception, and then regret it. Unless Foster or Murph gets moved, it doesn't make much sense.

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    Someone will probably give him the full mid-level exception, and then regret it. Unless Foster or Murph gets moved, it doesn't make much sense.
    I think NY might be that team
    With their midlevel exception, the Knicks will search for a defensive center and Orlando's Marcin Gortat is high on their list.

    Gortat was drafted by the Suns in 2005 when Mike D'Antoni was their head coach. His draft rights were subsequently traded.

    Gortat told the New York Post he would welcome a move to New York.

    "I love New York, I can tell you that," Gortat said. "It was the first city I landed when I landed in the states five years ago. I love Coach D'Antoni and I know [Danilo] Gallinari from Europe."

    Otis Smith can match any offer, but said he knows it will be a financial challenge to retain Gortat.

    "He's got the best job in America, playing behind my best player, playing 8 to 10 minutes," Smith said. "He goes out and does his job and probably has the best work ethic of anyone in the locker room. Can he start for another team? Yeah he can.

    "I'll just deal with it and the market will dictate where he goes," Smith added.
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    I like him (he's on my fantasy team so I'd been paying attention to him), but I don't want us to be the team that overpays for him.
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    I like him, but I would rather go after ZaZa Pachulia. He seems like a more established version of Gortat.

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    Hibbert is never going to play 35 mpg
    I don't understand why you say this. I've heard it repeated several times by several posters, so I know that it is a popular position.

    Can you explain a little more why you believe this?
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    Jerome James would be very proud of Gortat's playoff performance.

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    Gortat is an awesome name.

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    Default Re: Marcin Gortat

    Gortat is no Jerome James. This is his first full year in the league and his numbers have been relatively consistent. I just don't know if you want to give the MLE to a guy who most likely doesn't have the talent to start.

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    I'll be dumbfounded if he gets the MLE from anyone.

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    I don't understand why you say this. I've heard it repeated several times by several posters, so I know that it is a popular position.

    Can you explain a little more why you believe this?
    I'm no expert but I believe its because even in college when he was the best player on his team he still didn't play all that many minutes.
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    I don't understand why you say this. I've heard it repeated several times by several posters, so I know that it is a popular position.

    Can you explain a little more why you believe this?
    Roy averaged 25.5 mpg in three years at Georgetown. His last 7 games were his highest average as a pro at 21.1.

    Thabeet averaged just over 29 mpg. I can see him playing longer in the NBA than Hibbert.

    Spencer Hawes played 29 mpg in his sole season with Washington. He posted just under 30 mpg last year.

    Big men who struggle to log in major minutes may never be able to condition their bodies to log major minutes. I cannot find one big man who log so few minutes in as many years as Hibbert did at Georgetown and turn around and log in over 35 mpg.

    If you do point him my way. Truth is we are going to need a player to share the minutes at center, probably for as long as we have Hibbert.

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    Gortat is an awesome name.
    I always thought if he was from Poland his name would fit better at Gortatski.

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    "Polish Hammer"

    gotta love it.

    He seems to run the court well, so I think he might do well with the Knicks or us, but the full MLE seems a stretch to me.

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    I read that yesterday. I wonder what Reebok could do outside of terminating his shoe deal.

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