Evan Hilbert
Monday November 21st, 2011

Turkish team Besiktas Milangaz and Orlando Magic center Marcin Gortat are reportedly near a deal, according to reports. Gortat is a native of Poland.

The team previously met with Kevin Love, Luol Deng, and Carlos Boozer, but couldn't lock down any of the stars. Gortat, who would be considerably cheaper, is reportedly interested. Gortat averaged 10.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in 2010-11, splitting time between Phoenix and the Orlando Magic. The Suns drafted Gortat in 2005, but then traded his rights to the Magic. He spent a couple of seasons overseas before making his debut for Orlando in 2007.

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