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Marcin Gortat | Center | #13

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Poland
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (27) / PHO
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Marcin Gortat scored six points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and no fouls in 19 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.
He didn't close out again and coach Scott Brooks just doesn't trust Gortat like he used to. Maybe it's because Gortat was playing too many minutes, but he's a drop candidate in most leagues right now. Mar 30 - 1:31 AM

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Marcin Gortat played 23 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds and one assist.

Even with Bojan Bogdanovic (back) out, Gortat still couldn't get it going because Kelly Oubre played lights out in the smaller lineup. Gortat has just been pushed too far down as the Wizards have found their groove in center-less lineups, so Gortat is a drop candidate if you see a hot free agent or want to stream extra games.
Mar 25 - 10:40 PM

Marcin Gortat, who played only 12 minutes on Monday, finished Wednesday's game with four points, six rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes.

Foul trouble was the culprit on Monday, but there's no avoiding the fact that Gortat has been a liability for owners at the most critical stage of the fantasy season. He's averaging 7.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in his past eight games, with zero steals and just two blocks in that span.
Mar 22 - 11:39 PM

Marcin Gortat played just 12 minutes in Monday's loss to Boston, finishing with four points, four rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

He was in foul trouble tonight and it looked like he even went to the locker room simply out of frustration after his third foul -- there's no report of an injury and he didn't seem limited during his time on the court. Gortat simply isn't producing right now and was averaging 8.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in his previous 11 March games. His strong pre-break run is a distant memory and his minutes are way down.
Mar 20 - 11:03 PM

Marcin Gortat scored six points with 16 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

The Wizards have been going with a lot of Ian Mahinmi lately, which has caused Gortat to play just just 25.8 minutes since the break. That is way down from his 34.5 minutes pre-break, so we can probably rule out Gortat having a strong finish. He's still worth owning despite his terrible month, but his upside is severely capped.
Mar 18 - 9:47 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 15 points with 15 boards and one assist in 34 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

He's just too good to go through prolonged slumps. Gortat came through with big buckets and stops in this game. He does have a lower floor and ceiling due to how coach Scott Brooks having several new lineup combos at his disposal. He's still a must-start player in all leagues with four games this upcoming week.
Mar 12 - 3:11 AM

Marcin Gortat scored two points with nine rebounds and one assist in just 22 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He did not get some of the clutch minutes in this game, which has happened more often these days. It's been due to foul trouble before, but this time coach Scott Brooks went with Ian Mahinmi and Markieff Morris at the five late in this game. Gortat is just too valuable on both ends to be losing minutes over the long haul, so he should still be owned.
Mar 11 - 2:00 AM

Marcin Gortat scored 11 points with 15 rebounds, two assists and two fouls in 33 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

After being one of the most consistent centers in January and February, Gortat had a really rough start to March, averaging 7.8 points, 7.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 steals in his previous games this month. Foul trouble and going small caused this dip, but there is no reason to worry going forward.
Mar 9 - 2:14 AM

Marcin Gortat got into some early foul trouble and played just 19 minutes, finishing with six points, three boards and a block in Tuesday's 131-127 win over the Suns.

The Suns went with a small lineup for much of the night and the quick pace of the game didn't suit Gortat. He's been pretty bad lately, scoring seven or fewer points in three straight games, and is averaging just 8.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 0.4 blocks over his last five. And to make matters worse, both Jason Smith and Ian Mahinmi went off for the Wizards tonight. Gortat's still the center of choice in Washington, but his disappearing act is wearing thin quickly. He should play plenty of minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday, but if he doesn't, it may officially be time to panic.
Mar 8 - 12:16 AM

Marcin Gortat picked up 12 points, eight rebounds and one assist on Wednesday, making 6-of-8 field goals in just 18 minutes of action.

Gortat picked up a few quick fouls and the second unit was thriving tonight, so coach Scott Brooks simply went with what worked in the road win. Washington will host the Raptors in the second half of a home-and-home set on Friday, giving them a chance to pad their lead as the No. 3 seed. In case you're wondering, Gortat is fine after being crushed in the face by a John Wall laser pass (check the video below).
Mar 1 - 10:46 PM

Marcin Gortat finished Sunday's home loss with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes.

Rudy Gobert will have that effect on opposing centers -- Utah is limiting opposing Cs to the fewest rebounds and assists, third-fewest points, fifth-fewest blocks, and sixth-fewest steals. That's worth remembering the next time a player is facing Utah in DFS, but Gortat's owners can expect a bounce-back effort on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.
Feb 26 - 7:50 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 14 points with 16 rebounds in Friday's win over the Pacers.

He grabbed eight offensive rebounds, one short of his career-high. The Polish Hammer shot 7-of-12 from the field and added one assist and one block in 35 minutes, and his role hasn't been impacted by the return of Ian Mahinmi yet, as he logged 41 minutes in his previous game vs. the Nets. He's one of the hottest centers in the East right now and fantasy owners have to love the consistency.
Feb 11 - 12:40 AM

Marcin Gortat scored 12 points with 17 rebounds, one block and no turnovers in 36 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He's not the greatest big man in the NBA, but his consistency is as high as anyone right now. He has double-doubles in each of his last five while making 72.0 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line, averaging 16.0 points, 12.8 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks. Yeah, Ian Mahinmi (knee) isn't touching his minutes if he ever comes back.
Feb 4 - 10:15 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 21 points with 14 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

He absolutely dominated against Timofey Mozgov and Ivica Zubac today. That's not surprising for Gortat with how well he played in January, averaging 11.9 points, 10.5 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.7 steals. Gortat has fifth-round value on the season and we don't see him slowing down. Also, Gortat probably doesn't get enough credit for how well the Wizards are playing.
Feb 2 - 10:38 PM

Marcin Gortat doubled-doubled vs. the Knicks on Tuesday, scoring 15 points with 11 rebounds.

This was his 27th double-double of the season. The Knicks have been generous to opposing centers all season and tonight was no different, as Gortat shot 7-of-7 from the field and added two assists, one block and one steal in 31 minutes. He's one of the hottest centers in the NBA right now, shooting a ridiculous 82.1 percent from the field over his last five games.
Jan 31 - 10:51 PM