Magic have no plans to trade Gortat, Bass

Magic have no plans to trade Gortat, Bass

Magic General Manager Otis Smith said he has no plans to deal either C
Marcin Gortat or PF Brandon Bass, even though he can trade them
starting Dec. 15.

"It’s the same as it was before. I’m happy with those guys," Smith said on Monday after the club finished practice in Los Angeles.

Neither Gortat nor Bass can be dealt until that date because they were signed to free-agent deals this summer.

The Magic re-signed Gortat, then a restricted free agent, to a five-year, $34 million contract, matching the Dallas Mavs’ offer. Orlando signed Bass as an unrestricted free agent for four years, $18 million.

Smith plans on holding onto Gortat, who expressed his frustration over a lack of playing time last Wednesday. Bass had not been happy being buried on the bench until seeing more action recently.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-orlando-magic-notes-1208-20091207,0,2723721.story

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