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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
Contract: view contract details
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Marcin Gortat said that he'd like to "add a few blocks ... and a few points" to his averages this season.
"That depends on what kind of system we're going to have and what kind of role I'm going to have this season," Gortat added, noting that he hopes to be among the league leaders in rebounds. He struck a discordant note in his exit interview in May, saying he felt "under-appreciated" in Washington, but his recent interview was more even-keeled. Aug 27 - 11:27 PM

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Marcin Gortat said he is fully committed to the Wizards going forward.

In his exit interview at the end of last season, a frustrated Gortat said it might be best for both him and the team if he were to be traded. However, Gortat joined teammates in Los Angeles earlier this summer and is currently participating in an informal summer mini-camp with fellow Wizards. This is a departure from previous years, when he would typically spend most of the offseason in his native Poland. "I still have a contract and at the end of the day, I’m a Wizards player," said Gortat.
Aug 25 - 10:35 AM

Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld confirmed that he's spoken to Marcin Gortat about his future with the franchise, adding, "He's going to be a big part of what we're doing."

Gortat questioned his fit in Washington after they were eliminated from the playoffs, saying that he'd sacrificed more than anyone without due appreciation. "[Gortat] has averaged a double-double for four years," Grunfeld said. "He's been in the second round for three out of those four years ... Everybody has frustration after a tough loss and a tough series. [He] is with us." Considering Gortat is still under contract for two more seasons, that was never truly in doubt.
Jun 22 - 1:25 AM

In his exit interview, Marcin Gortat said that he is going to speak with his agent this summer and figure out "if this is the right fit."

An agitated Gortat voiced frustration with the situation in Washington. He said he felt he "did more sacrificing" than anyone on the team, while playing an "under-appreciated" role as a center. Gortat still has two years left on his current contract, so he has little leverage to demand a trade. And considering the fact that he is signed to an affordable contract (he will make $6 million less than Ian Mahinmi over the next two seasons), the Wiz have no incentive to move him.
May 16 - 1:36 PM

As expected, Marcin Gortat (ankle) confirmed that he will play in Game 2 vs. Boston on Tuesday.

Gortat tweaked his ankle late in the third quarter of Game 1 on Sunday, but was never in doubt for Game 2. "Yeah, I twisted my ankle. Listen, I mean, I’m not made of sugar," Gortat said Monday. "I’m Poland finest. Hashtag Poland Finest. Poland made. Any other day — but I can’t. I can’t, I can’t break down right now. I’m the last big man standing here, I have to play the highest level." With Jason Smith (calf) and Markieff Morris (ankle) nursing injuries, the Wiz need Gortat to log heavy minutes.
May 2 - 9:16 AM

Marcin Gortat double-double in Sunday’s Game 1 loss, posting 16 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

Gortat abused the Celtics on the glass, creating plenty of second chance opportunities for the Wizards, with eight of his 13 rebounds coming on the offensive end. Boston isn’t a great rebounding team, so Gortat could emerge as a serious problem for the Celtics. He did tweak his ankle during the closing minutes of the third quarter, but he played through it, and it’s unlikely to be an injury that forces him to spend any time on the sidelines.
Apr 30 - 4:36 PM

Marcin Gortat scored two points with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

Early foul trouble hurt his playing time here, but he did play well besides that. The NBA is going to have to look at an incident with Gortat leaving the bench. Bradley Beal landed awkwardly and did turn around to confront Kent Bazemore, so Gortat did leave the bench and was about halfway to the basket. The NBA will have to determine if Gortat was going to look at Beal regarding a possible injury, or if it was due to the confrontation. For what it's worth, Gortat did back away before things got heated.
Apr 28 - 10:38 PM

Marcin Gortat scored five points in 39 minutes during Game 5, grabbing 10 rebounds with three blocks and one assist to help the Wizards hold on for a victory.

Gortat attempted his first free throws of the series midway through the fourth quarter, after playing 163 postseason minutes with zero attempts. That fact played to the Hawks' advantage since Gortat is a career 67.9 percent shooter from the line, and he was even worse this season (to his credit, he made 3-of-4 tonight). He's found different ways to contribute in the playoffs, but over the past three games he's averaging a mere 3.0 points on 3-of-14 shooting, which is brutal for DFS purposes.
Apr 26 - 9:34 PM

Marcin Gortat had a big night on Wednesday, posting 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds, five blocks, three assists, one steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes.

Gortat struggled down the stretch this season, as fantasy owners can attest, but he's been more active at both ends in the playoffs. He's now averaging 14.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 1.5 assists through two games, and his minutes are up to a healthy 33.0 per game. Give him a look if you need an affordable DFS center on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 10:12 PM

Marcin Gortat double-doubled during Sunday's Game 1 win over the Hawks, registering 14 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and one turnover through 31 minutes of floor time.

Gortat picked up a technical during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter for literally dropping the hammer on Paul Millsap, which was pretty great and can be viewed in the link below. He had a lot of success in making Dwight Howard more-or-less a non-factor in this one, and he's going to be a key guy for the Wizards Ian Mahinmi (calf) out and Jason Smith (knee) banged up a bit.
Apr 16 - 4:33 PM

Marcin Gortat made 8-of-9 shots to finish Wednesday's game with 16 points, five rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes of action.

Gortat opened the game with a jump hook and never looked back, enjoying a somewhat inflated usage rate with three key players resting. He continues to shoot the ball well, but his block and rebound totals have been disappointing for over a month, and owners can only hope that he doesn't take many free throws.
Apr 12 - 11:14 PM

Marcin Gortat will play limited minutes against Miami on Wednesday.

Gortat might see his minutes in the teens for Wednesday's meaningless game, which should result in extended minutes for Jason Smith and maybe Chris McCullough will be able to work his way into the rotation. Smith could be worth streaming in deep leagues, but McCullough is too risky to deploy in most settings.
Apr 12 - 12:15 PM

Marcin Gortat made all seven attempts from the field for 16 points with three rebounds, one assist and no turnovers against the Knicks on Thursday.

It's the first time he's hit 30 minutes since Mar. 11, which is almost shocking after he averaged 34.5 minutes per game before the break. Markieff Morris (ankle) not playing here was a big reason why Gortat got the uptick, but Gortat was terrific to earn all that run. If Morris is out again, maybe we can go back to trusting Gortat.
Apr 6 - 11:00 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Marcin Gortat "needs to play better."

"Definitely needs to play better but we’ve got some options," Brooks said. Those "options" are Jason Smith, Ian Mahinmi and Markieff Morris, as the Wizards have been playing more small ball and Gortat has seen his minutes fall off since the All-Star break. In fact, he hasn't played in the fourth quarter of four straight games. He's slumping at the worst possible time for fantasy owners and is a drop candidate if there's a hot free agent available.
Mar 30 - 11:06 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tim Frazier
3Tomas Satoransky
SG1Bradley Beal
2Jodie Meeks
3Sheldon Mac
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Mike Scott
4Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Daniel Ochefu