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Marcin Gortat | Center

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Poland
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Marcin Gortat recorded his 17th double-double of the season on Tuesday with 16 points and 11 rebounds, but he didn't play in the fourth quarter.
Gortat made 8-of-11 shots and added three assists and one block in the disappointing loss, and Randy Wittman said he stuck with a small lineup to matchup with Golden State down the stretch. Gortat said he felt "lost" in early February and he even shaved his mohawk in an effort to get himself back on track. He racked up 24 points and 10 boards on Sunday and seems to have regained his confidence, which is good news for fantasy owners and even better news for the Wizards, who are currently fifth in the East. Feb 24 - 9:37 PM

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Marcin Gortat bullied the Pistons in the paint on Sunday, making 12-of-18 shots to finish with 24 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes.

The Pistons are giving up 20.6 points to opposing centers this season, the third-most of any team, so it's not a shock to see Gortat explode against them. All but one of Gortat's shots came within 10 feet of the hoop and this tied his season-high for scoring, so hopefully his momentum will carry into Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.
Feb 22 - 6:39 PM

Marcin Gortat finally had a big game against the Magic on Monday during a 96-80 win, scoring 14 points with 14 rebounds, three assists and one block.

He had a January to forget with averages of 10.4 points, 7.8 boards 1.1 blocks and 0.5 steals. Gortat has been fairly consistent as an NBA starter and had his worst two-month stretch in the past three seasons. His fantasy owners can expect him to be much better.
Feb 9 - 11:29 PM

Marcin Gortat scored eight points on 2-of-10 from the field against the Hornets on Thursday with seven rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes.

Things just can't get on track after he had a bad, bad January. In that month, he averaged just 10.4 points, 7.8 boards, 1.1 blocks and 0.5 steals on 56.8 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from the line. Gortat is worth owning in standard leagues and hopefully he figures it out soon.
Feb 5 - 10:07 PM

Marcin Gortat, who shaved his mohawk in hopes of breaking out of a slump, had 14 points, nine rebounds and a block against the Hawks on Wednesday.

The Hawks don't play a true center and it's not uncommon for opposing bigs to play well against them. This was a good game for Gortat, and whether the Hawks or the new do deserve credit, he might be on the verge of turning things around.
Feb 4 - 10:31 PM

Marcin Gortat shaved his mohawk in hopes of turning around his recent slump.

Gortat posted a picture of him with a freshly-shaved head on Twitter and later added, "recent performance on the court made me feel like I need some changes! Happy to be back to the old." The big man is averaging just 7.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks over his last give games, so while those totals aren't horrendous, his fantasy owners will have to hope Gortat's new haircut will turn his fortunes around quickly.
Feb 3 - 12:03 PM

Marcin Gortat said he's feeling "lost," adding "some things aren't working for me."

Gortat is coming off a game where he had just two points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 24.5 minutes of an overtime loss, so it may just be frustration. However, Gortat's numbers are down this year, his first season since signing his new $60M contract, and that may be having an impact as he tries to live up to the price tag.
Feb 2 - 12:45 PM

Marcin Gortat had a long overdue productive game against the 76ers on Monday with 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

He made 9-of-11 from the field and both free throws, which was probably the biggest surprise due to how he made just 40.0 percent from the line in his previous action in 2015. Gortat was stuck in a slump both on offense and on defense with just 0.7 blocks per game in his previous 11 games. Yes this was a favorable matchup, but it should get him going. He's a must-start player in standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 5:48 PM

Marcin Gortat double-doubled against the Nets on Saturday with 10 points, 16 boards and one block.

He missed both attempts from the line and that has been a serious issue for him. In his last 10 games he's made just 40.0 percent from the line with averages of 10.8 points, 8.4 boards and 0.8 blocks. He is pretty close to rock bottom right now, so a buy-low offer seems like the right call.
Jan 18 - 1:11 AM

Marcin Gortat grabbed just two rebounds during Sunday's loss to the Hawks, adding 10 points, one assist, three turnovers, and zero blocks over 19.4 minutes of action.

Gortat has actually managed to grab just two rebounds on two other occasions this season, but he's still averaging 12.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks on the year. Look for him to bounce-back on Tuesday when the Wizards take on the Spurs.
Jan 11 - 6:09 PM

Marcin Gortat scored a game-high 21 points on 10-of-16 from the field during a 102-96 win over the Bulls on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 38 minutes.

He had his double-double at halftime and the Bulls couldn't keep him away from the basket. Gortat has been very quiet and didn't have a multiple block game in any of his previous five while only posting one double-double in that span. He should be a must-start center in standard leagues.
Jan 10 - 2:22 AM

Marcin Gortat put up 10 points (4-of-10 shooting), to go with nine rebounds, two blocks, one steal, and one turnover during the Wizards' Christmas Day win over the Knicks.

Gortat also knocked down both of his free throw attempts, and aside from the poor shooting from the field, this is your standard Gortat line. While he's not going to light up the scoring column, he's a nightly double-double threat, a decent free throw shooter, and an above average shot blocker. Keep rolling him out there.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Marcin Gortat, who averaged 23.3 minutes over the Wizards' previous three games, finished Tuesday's loss with 14 points, 11 boards and three blocks in 38 minutes.

He shot just 5-of-15 from the field, but also made 4-of-4 free throws with an assist and a steal. The increased playing time is the key for fantasy owners, who can expect his minutes to hover around his season average of 29.5 per game. That's been enough for Gortat to rack up fourth-round fantasy value through the Wizards' first 26 games.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:45:00 PM

Marcin Gortat played just 20 minutes in a loss to the Suns on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards and two blocks.

He deserves a pass here and the Wizards just decided to go with the hot hand in Kevin Seraphin off of the bench. Gortat has been a double-double machine for the Wizards this season, and should bounce-back against the Bulls on Tuesday. Keep Gortat locked into all lineups, and expect him to play big minutes against the imposing frontcourt of Chicago.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:43:00 PM

Marcin Gortat scored just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and one block over 22 minutes on Friday against the Heat.

Gortat should have done more against a depleted Heat squad, but he's been a relatively stable mid-round play this season. Keep him in lineups.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:29:00 AM

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PF1Nene Hilario
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3DeJuan Blair