After starting 8-4, the Orlando Magic are in a tailspin, and the team appears to have a real chance to finish with the NBA’s worst record this season. However, a former player appears to have a particular affinity for the franchise, to the point where he’s already talking about rejoining the team later in his career in an effort to retire in a Magic uniform.
Marcin Gortat, who is in year four of a five-year, $60 million contract, revealed on Friday that he (still) has his eye on Orlando, and frankly, that is a bit strange. After all, Gortat spent fewer than four years with the club at the outset of his NBA career, and since then, has risen in prominence to the point where he has been an intriguing piece on a playoff team in Washington.
Still, Gortat said in a recent interview that he “would love to join the team for maybe two or three months” near the end of his career, and that wasn’t all that the 34-year-old was willing to offer on the subject.