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Marcin Gortat | Center

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Poland
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Marcin Gortat was given a flop warning for his actions against the Jazz on Sunday.
VIdeo of the flop can be found below. If Gortat is found guilty again, he'll face a $5,000 fine. Dec 15 - 12:29 PM

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Marcin Gortat was very quiet on Sunday, scoring only five points on 2-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

Rudy Gobert started for Utah and his incredible length and athleticism get some credit for Gortat's off night, which was only his sixth single-digit scoring game of the season. He should have much better luck on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, and especially on Friday vs. the Heat.
Dec 14 - 8:46 PM

Marcin Gortat was a handful for the Clippers during a win on Friday, making 8-of-10 from the field for 18 points with two rebounds and two blocks.

He had a terrific block against Blake Griffin in the low post. Gortat and the Wizards have won seven of their last eight games and the big man has shot at least 55 percent from the field in seven of those eight. He's blocking shots, pulling down boards and making 96 percent of his free throws in that span, so he's as must-start as it gets.
Dec 12 - 10:43 PM

Marcin Gortat lit up the Lakers for 21 points, 11 rebounds and zero blocks on 9-of-13 shooting on Wednesday.

He had his way with Jordan Hill and company tonight, and is one of the more underrated centers in the league. And the fact he did this on a night when Kris Humphries racked up 20 rebounds makes it even more impressive.
Dec 3 - 11:00 PM

Marcin Gortat dominated in the paint against the Pelicans on Saturday during an 83-80 win with 24 points, 13 boards, two assists, two steals and four blocks in 41 minutes.

The Wizards need him to play big minutes as they look for guys to fill the void left by Nene (foot). Gortat has three double-doubles in his last four games to go with eight blocks in that span, so his fantasy owners certainly aren't looking forward to Nene making his return. Regardless, Gortat is a must-start center despite a slow start and some shooting issues.
Nov 29 - 9:46 PM

Marcin Gortat had 14 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Wednesday's win.

He's very consistent, but not very flashy. He's hit double figures in scoring and double digits in rebounds in three of his last five games, with two double-doubles, and is averaging 10.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.2 blocks over that stretch.
Nov 12 - 9:48 PM

Randy Wittman praised Marcin Gortat, Kevin Seraphin and Nene for their defense in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

"I thought [Marcin Gortat] and Kevin [Seraphin], and Nene did a great job getting him early and pushing him off his spot. That’s really it. I thought it was a magic defense I put in to cause that, but it wasn’t." The Washington big men held Roy Hibbert to two points in an overtime win.
Nov 6 - 2:50 PM

Marcin Gortat finished a quiet game vs. the Knicks on Tuesday with six points, seven rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in just 22 minutes of action.

He failed to block any shots, and a combination of foul trouble and effective bench play inspired coach Randy Wittman to give his starting center more rest than usual. Washington will need Gortat rested and ready to go for Wednesday's game vs. Roy Hibbert and the Pacers, so this shouldn't lead to an extended lull.
Nov 4 - 10:05 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 20 points for the second consecutive game during Saturday's 108-97 win over the Bucks, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

He shot 9-of-14 from the field while Nene made 10-of-12, so the Wizards basically demolished the Bucks inside. Gortat was a very popular pick-and-roll guy in the postseason and his offensive game has really come around. Keep him active. Nene scored 22 points with six boards, four assists and three steals.
Nov 2 - 1:23 AM

Marcin Gortat looked great during a 105-98 win over the Magic on Thursday with 20 points, 12 rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes.

He did have a minor ankle tweak tonight, but stayed in the game. Gortat was no match for the Magic on the low block, making 10-of-13 from the field. He's going to be a reliable, low-end No. 1 fantasy center this season.
Oct 30 - 10:35 PM

Marcin Gortat had 18 points, seven rebounds and a block in Wednesday's opening loss to the Heat.

This line wouldn't normally get a blurb, but it's opening night, so what the heck. He's a solid fantasy center in all formats.
Oct 30 - 12:30 AM

Marcin Gortat had a front-row seat for Anthony Davis going off on Monday and finished with eight points, nine rebounds and two turnovers.

It was one of Gortat's worst games of the preseason and he knew it. "It was an awful game," Gortat said. "It would’ve been better if we stayed in bed." He's still a low-end No. 1 center in fantasy leagues and coach Randy Wittman will have more plays for him with Bradley Beal (wrist) out.
Oct 20 - 10:11 PM

Marci Gortat said he'll be focused on rebounding and defense this season.

He was used heavily in the postseason as the roll man, but said the Wizards won't need him to be an offense option after they added Paul Pierce. Gortat is still a solid big man to grab in the middle of drafts.
Sep 26 - 9:08 AM

Marcin Gortat opened up for the first time since agreeing to a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Wizards about why he chose to return to D.C.

"A lot of different reasons," Gortat said, when asked why he elected to stay with the Wizards. "First of all, I like the city. I like the team. I definitely feel comfortable over there... I definitely love the chemistry between me and John Wall. I think Bradley Beal is going to be a great player one day. Coach Randy [Wittman] believes in me, and I have a great relationship with him. So, the decision was real easy for me. I believe that we will be a special team for the next four or five years." Gortat had a great year with the Wizards last season, averaging 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks a game, while shooting 54.2 percent from the field. With little changing to the Wizards frontcourt, one could expect similar results for next season.
Jul 6 - 9:11 AM

Washington C Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Wizards.

That didn't take long. Gortat was a great grab for the Wizards when they acquired him from the Suns last season, and his heart seems to be in Washington. Gortat averaged 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 81 games last year and all five years of this deal are said to be guaranteed.
Jul 1 - 8:17 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Andre Miller
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Rasual Butler
3Glen Rice Jr.
4Martell Webster
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Kris Humphries
2Nene Hilario
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin
3DeJuan Blair