The Toronto Raptors are having yet another strong regular season but it’s clear that this year, the Raptors aren’t going to settle with just that, they want to have a massive impact in the postseason that may possibly lead them to a championship.
The Raptors made some mid-season moves to attain Marc Gasol and Jeremy Lin, however, they may not be finished upgrading yet with their eyes on a free agent, Marcin Gortat. TSN Sports’ Josh Lewenberg reported on Sunday that Toronto share a mutual interest with Gortat who they may sign since they have a vacant 14th spot on their roster.
The Raptors could use their vacant 14th roster spot to add some frontcourt depth/insurance. One player to keep an eye on is former Wizards C Marcin Gortat. Have heard there’s mutual interest.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) March 2, 2019
Gortat at 35 years of age, didn’t have the greatest start to the season with the Clippers, averaging just 5.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 43 games before he was waived in February. This could be the Gortat’s greatest chance to re-enter the league and possibly a chance at a title.
Although the Raptors acquired Marc Gasol to come off the bench for the frontcourt behind Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam, there’s still room on the roster for Gortat. Toronto traded big man Jonas Valanciunas in a trade to receive Gasol along with removing Greg Monroe at the deadline.
It could be looked at as a massive risk considering Gortat’s age but the more risks the Raptors take, the higher their chances of making the Finals this year becomes. The Bucks, Celtics, and 76ers are all contenders in the East meaning that the Raptors have a huge postseason ahead of them.