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I'm not sure you can call Marcin Gortat a disappointment, but it's starting to look like Gortat may want to bolt from Phoenix if he gets the opportunity.
Last season, Steve Nash's passing ability almost turned Gortat into an All-Star. This year, it has become apparent that he is far from being an All-Star caliber player, and his production has taken a huge hit.
To be fair, Gortat is not always involved in the offense enough. His usage rate went from 20.8 percent last season to 17.1 percent this year, and he is only taking 9.3 shots a game this season, down from 11.7 last year. Dragic does not always get the ball to Gortat in the post, and Gortat is no longer really a main scoring option on this team.
However, Gortat has to be blamed for his own decline as well. He is averaging 11.3 points and 8.7 rebounds a game this season, down from 15.4 points and 10.0 rebounds last season, and he just looks fed up with the team's losing season. Right now, it looks as if Gortat does not want to sign an extension in Phoenix.
The trade deadline is just a few days away, so perhaps the Suns will make a trade then. Certainly some team could use an above-average starting center.
But for now, Gortat is stuck here, whether he likes it or not. To his credit, at least he hasn't made a scene or done something to affect team chemistry. Losing teams can often have dysfunctional locker rooms and players blaming other players, but at least the Suns haven't had many issues off the court this year.