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Marcin Gortat | Center | #13

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Poland
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (27) / PHO
Contract: view contract details

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Wizards beat writer J. Michael reports that "it's not in the cards" for Washington to trade Marcin Gortat.
"Marcin Gortat is the starting center," Michael writes. "Of course, it's never safe to say never but as for now that appears to be the case." Speculation about Gortat's future was inevitable once the Wizards lavished a four-year, $64 million deal on Ian Mahinmi, but it looks like Mahinmi will serve as the first big man off the bench. It's not an ideal situation for either center, though Gortat is capable of posting top-40 value in as few as 30 minutes per game. Jul 17 - 12:41 PM

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According to Wizards Insider J. Michael, there has been no indication that Marcin Gortat will be traded.

The Wizards signed Ian Mahinmi to a four-year, $64 million deal on Saturday, but Gortat should still be the starting center next season and is still under contract for two more seasons. Gortat will be the center fantasy owners will want to target after averaging 13.5 points, 9.9 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.3 blocks last season.
Jul 3 - 10:02 AM

There is no early indication Marcin Gortat will be traded, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic.

While the Wizards just paid Ian Mahinmi the same contract as Timofey Mozgov, the former Pacer isn't really a guy capable of playing true starters minutes. Gortat is a huge part of the offense as one of the best screeners in the NBA and he's still a decent defender. The 32-year-old big man may see his minutes drop below 30 per game, though.
Jul 3 - 12:31 AM

Marcin Gortat called Scott Brooks a "class act" after his new coach flew to Orlando to meet with the center about the upcoming season.

Gortat had some issues with former coach Randy Wittman, so it's great to see Brooks taking the time to develop some chemistry with the center. Gortat averaged 13.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 blocks on 56.7 percent shooting this season, so he should be poised for a solid 2016-17 campaign.
May 15 - 9:20 AM

Marcin Gortat double-doubled with 21 points and 13 rebounds during Sunday's 113-98 upset of the Hornets, adding four assists, one block and two turnovers through 31 minutes of work.

Gortat went 10-of-11 from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe in this one, giving him a sterling true shooting percentage of 88.4 on the evening to go with his 20.0 usage rate. With Bradley Beal (pelvis) and John Wall (knee) potential shut down candidates, Gortat figures to be a primary piece to the Washington offense for the final two games of the season.
Apr 10 - 5:07 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points with 12 rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 25 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

He did not miss John Wall (knee) and was very good on the glass here. The Nets also attacked him to give him his highest block total since Mar. 5. Gortat did have a bad back last month, so there's a small chance of a shutdown. He should be outstanding the rest of the way as long as he's active.
Apr 6 - 11:04 PM

Marcin Gortat sank 10-of-12 field goals to finish a tough loss vs. the Clippers with 21 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes.

The Wizards haven't defeated the Clippers in L.A. since 2008, a streak of eight losses, and today's loss deals another blow to their fading playoff hopes. Gortat did all he could, more than holding his own against DeAndre Jordan, and could have had an even bigger game if it weren't for foul trouble. He's been a top-60 fantasy option over Washington's past dozen games, a slight decline from his top-40 status for the full season (9-cat).
Source: AP
Apr 3 - 7:27 PM

Marcin Gortat was held to nine points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

This was a terrible matchup for Gortat, so he gets a pass here. He was coming off three straight double-doubles and is still averaging 14.6 points, 11.0 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last five games, so expect much more from him on Wednesday vs. the Kings.
Mar 30 - 1:52 AM

Marcin Gortat scored 19 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 43 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

Outside of the double-double, Gortat made just 3-of-8 at the line, turned the ball over five times and didn't block any shots. The lack of blocks recently has been an ugly trend with only three blocks combined in his last four. He should still be fine and at least his back injury looks OK.
Mar 25 - 10:10 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He was not playing well before his surprising back injury on Wednesday. However, Gortat has picked it up with two strong double-doubles in a row. His owners can start him with confidence again.
Mar 19 - 9:52 PM

Marcin Gortat (back) is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the 76ers.

Gortat exploded for 18 points and 20 boards in his previous outing against Philly, and he should be able to get back to his regular amount of minutes tonight after logging just 18 on Wednesday. Get him active. Nene will return to the bench.
Mar 17 - 6:44 PM

Marcin Gortat (back) is currently going through his pregame routine.

Gortat nearly didn't play on Wednesday with lower back pain, but he ended up gutting it out and logged 18 minutes off the bench. The fact that he's going through warmups is encouraging, and we should have official confirmation on his status shortly. Stay tuned.
Mar 17 - 6:13 PM

Marcin Gortat (lower back) didn't start Wednesday's game but he returned to play 18 minutes, finishing with nine points, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

Gortat was initially ruled out, then listed as doubtful, but the Wizards' iron-man wound up playing well and starting the second half. He's battled back pain in the past but it was reportedly 'fixed' by a physician on the west coast, so ideally this won't linger. Owners should keep an eye on Gortat's status vs. the 76ers on Thursday -- he should be ready to go but we're leaving him on the injury report as a precaution.
Mar 16 - 11:15 PM

Marcin Gortat (back) checked in to start the second quarter on Wednesday.

Well this is a pleasant surprise for his fantasy owners. He was doubtful to play with lower back soreness, but he's out there. We'll let you know how he looks.
Mar 16 - 7:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Marcin Gortat (lower back pain) is doubtful to play vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, with Nene taking his spot in the starting lineup.

Gortat was pulled from the starting lineup at the very last minute, leaving plenty of fantasy owners with a potential goose-egg in their lineups during a critical fantasy-playoff week -- initial reports stated that he was ruled out, but he's been upgraded to doubtful. Nene would be worth a look for streaming value if Gortat is forced to miss more time, but the severity of the injury is unclear. Stay tuned.
Mar 16 - 7:12 PM

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