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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 revealed that he dealt with personal issues throughout the season.
Gortat also admitted that he'd like to play with a stretch four, something Nene certainly is not. Washington isn't far off, but the team needs to make some choices about their style of play and address the roster accordingly. Of the two players, Nene is the far more likely candidate for departure. May 18 - 11:09 AM

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Marcin Gortat was dealing with a severe case of food poisoning on Friday which is why he saw just 12 minutes of action in Game 6.

He reportedly had two IV's prior to the game and was feeling awful the entire day, so it was surprising that the Wizards didn't report his condition before tip-off. His fantasy owners probably weren't too thrilled about his output of two points and three rebounds, but Gortat still deserves some credit for trying to play through the ailment. We will let you know if this issue lingers, but he should be fine in a couple days.
May 16 - 9:15 AM

Updating a previous item, Marcin Gortat was sick on Friday night.

Well, that explains why he played 12 minutes. Gortat needed an IV earlier today as well as yesterday and he was throwing up on Thursday night. It would have been nice to have known this information before the game.
May 15 - 10:23 PM

Marcin Gortat played just 12 minutes in a season-ending loss to the Hawks on Friday with two points, three rebounds and one foul.

Yikes. He played 35 minutes on Wednesday, so this was completely unexpected to see him benched. Gortat did not play at all in the final 19:50 of this game and was not in foul trouble. The Wizards had rebounding issues throughout this series and pulling Gortat could raise some second guessing.
May 15 - 10:08 PM

Marcin Gortat was terrible in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Hawks, scoring three points on 1-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds and no steals or blocks.

Gortat's lack of mobility was repeatedly exposed and he's not getting any easy looks now that John Wall is on the shelf. Now that Nene (12 points, seven boards, four assists, one block) is back to playing at a serviceable level, the Wiz might be better off going small more often with Nene at center.
May 11 - 10:18 PM

Marcin Gortat joined Washington's double-double party during Sunday's Game 1 win over the Hawks, scoring 12 points to go with 12 rebounds and two assists through 38 minutes of action.

Three of the Wizards' players logged double-doubles on during Game 1, and this was Washington's fourth straight win in a playoff opener. Gortat should continue to get heavy run throughout Washington's first-round playoff series, and as long as the minutes are there, Gortat will be a double-double threat on a nightly basis.
May 3 - 4:05 PM

Marcin Gortat lit up the Raptors for 21 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block on Sunday, despite playing only 29 minutes.

He thoroughly dominated Toronto's frontcourt and shot 8-of-9 from the field, bringing his series average to 16.0 points on 70.0 percent shooting. The Wizards had their ups and downs this season but they're firing on all cylinders after decimating the Raptors in Round 1.
Apr 26 - 9:59 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting with 13 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in Friday's Game 3 win over the Raptors.

Gortat is going to be a winning player in playoff formats because he'll get a second series and face the Hawks in the second round. The former was in question heading into drafts.
Apr 24 - 11:13 PM

Marcin Gortat played just 26 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with eight points, eight boards, one assist and two turnovers.

In the playoffs last year, Gortat running pick-and-rolls was a very popular play and he logged 35 minutes per night. Today, he didn't play down the stretch at times, was in a little foul trouble early and wasn't used nearly as much on offense. He'll likely play more on Tuesday.
Apr 18 - 4:10 PM

Marcin Gortat will start and play limited minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday.

It'll be his 82nd start of the season. Gortat will probably start get the first rotation of minutes, and could check out after that. Kevin Seraphin, Drew Gooden and Kris Humphries should get most of the big minutes.
Apr 15 - 6:52 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and zero turnovers in 44 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots for his 22nd double-double of the season.

The Wizards lost the game but Gortat can't be faulted, and his defense is worthy of notice. In four matchups vs. the Pacers this season he's limited Roy Hibbert to 3.0 points on combined 4-of-27 shooting, which is awful even by Hibbert's standards. Gortat should be ready to go vs. the Cavaliers on Wednesday, but it wouldn't be a shock if his minutes are held in check.
Apr 15 - 12:40 AM

Marcin Gortat made 9-of-11 from the field for 21 points with 16 boards and one block against the Nets during a 117-80 on Friday.

He did have a very minor foot injury tonight, but there's been no indication that it'll be a problem going forward. Gortat has been awesome in his last five, averaging 17.4 points, 10.2 boards, 2.0 dimes and 2.0 blocks on 77.6 percent from the field. More like Polish Sledgehammer.
Apr 10 - 10:43 PM

Marcin Gortat had 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six assists to go along with four blocks in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.

Gortat's had a fine season and continues to play well down the stretch in the fantasy playoffs, which is music to his owners' ears.
Apr 8 - 9:43 PM

Marcin Gortat hit 10-of-11 shots for 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Wednesday's win.

You know someone will always go off against the Sixers and it was Gortat's turn tonight. This was Gortat's first double-double since March 6, and his highest scoring game since Feb. 22. It's too bad he can't play the Sixers every night.
Apr 1 - 10:55 PM

Marcin Gortat again expressed his frustration following the Wizards 99-91 loss to the Rockets on Sunday.

Gortat had six points, 10 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in just 29 minutes of action. The big man has not exceeded 30 minutes in any of the team's recent five losses, but he's played at least 31.5 minutes in each of the club's last five victories. Gortat offered a "no comment" relentlessly, before finishing with a Marshawn Lynch impersonation, "I just don't want to get fined." The Wizards are 10-22 against teams with winning records, 3-10 against teams ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings and 0-3 against projected first-round opponent Toronto.
Mar 30 - 9:27 AM

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PG1John Wall
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SG1Bradley Beal
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3Martell Webster
SF1Otto Porter
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4Kelly Oubre
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair