Very nice and quick find! Twitter has been great for 1st hand news.
I'm guessing that Bird thinks that Twitter is some Candy Bar.....
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
Gortat is garbage.
The Rockets need a big with Yao foot but I feel Pachulia would be a better fit.
People talk of the Pacers being injured but Mc Grady and Yao probably lead the league in games missed over the last two seasons by starters not counting Tinsley and Dunleavy.
D'Antoni's supposedly in love with Gortat. I'm trying to figure out why.
Gortat is good. He is an extremely solid backup center, and he can even fill in as a starter when someone is injured (read: Yao).
If we can get him for 2-3 million it would be different but I don't see that happening.
He'd be perfect in Houston and he'd probably relish the opportunity knowing that he'd be the clear cut starter this season with Yao on the mend.
Gortat would really help on the defensive end and in rebounding.
Can the Pacers give him enough minutes with Hibbert and Jeff getting most of the minutes?
I think his cred took a hit when he vociferously and repeatedly argued that Twill would not be considered by any NBA teams to be a lotto pick and would probably not go in the top 20.
Cred further decreased when he refused to make a signature bet on it.
This space for rent.
Gortat is alright, but I don't see TPTB investing any more money in centers after inking Foster to that outlandish extension last year.
Foster is our stopgap next year and will be Hibbert's primary backup (assuming that Hibbert starts the season out strong, otherwise it will be the other way around).
If we sign any sort of center this year it will be a third string stopgap.
TPTB decided last year they would rather have two more years of Foster than any other young, backup center. I think they basically took the "safe" route and said Foster will be an effective stopgap for two years, after that we'll try to find someone young.
It doesn't tear me up because I don't think Gortat is that great, anyway, but signing Foster last year basically shut the door on Gortat before it even opened.
No one has made a 'Polish Hammer' joke yet? I'm disappointed...