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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
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Marcin Gortat went off for 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 18 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals before fouling out in 42 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.
He's averaging a career-high 35.2 minutes per game and this was the second time this season that he played 42 minutes. Ian Mahinmi (knee) can't stay healthy and coach Scott Brooks doesn't trust his bench at all, but Gortat's owners aren't complaining. He's flirting with top-50 value in standard leagues and his owners just have to hope that the Wizards can remain relevant in the East. Dec 3 - 1:58 AM

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Marcin Gortat scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

Ian Mahinmi made his season debut for the Wizards tonight. After Mahinmi signed in July, there were some rumors on Gortat, but they obviously never came to fruition. Gortat's minutes should be just fine and hang around 30. Although, the Wizards do need to win some games with their 5-10 record. Gortat should post mid-round value as long as he's active on the Wizards.
Nov 26 - 9:32 PM

Marcin Gortat had his best game of the season on Saturday against Hassan Whiteside and the Heat, racking up 10 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and a season-high five blocks.

He's double-doubled in three of this last four games, has hit double digits in rebounds in all but two games this season, and double digits in scoring in all but three games. He came into this game fifth in the league in rebounding and after his five blocks, both of those averages got a boost tonight. He's rolling.
Nov 19 - 10:24 PM

Marcin Gortat called out the Wizards' bench after Saturday's loss to Chicago.

"I think right now as far as I know I think we’ve got one of the worst bench in the league right now," Gortat said. He added that he's not having fun anymore, but later posted an apology on Twitter for his rant. The Wizards are 2-7 and frustrations are boiling over, but they have a great chance to turn things around with games coming up against the 76ers, Knicks, Heat, Suns and Magic.
Nov 13 - 9:27 AM

Marcin Gortat scored 18 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and one block against the Bulls on Saturday.

He is cleaning up on the glass and it probably helps that Markieff Morris isn't s strong rebounder. Gortat is tied with Dwight Howard for fourth in the NBA with 12.4 boards per game, but his points and blocks are slightly down compared to last year. He's still on a roll as a fourth-round player on the season and the eventual return of Ian Mahinmi (knee) won't hurt him.
Nov 12 - 11:39 PM

Marcin Gortat had 14 points, 12 rebounds, a season-high three assists and two blocks in Monday's loss to Houston.

He's double-doubled in four of his last five games and is averaging 12.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last five. He should be locked and loaded as a starting fantasy center as long as he's healthy, and he has no one challenging him for minutes.
Nov 7 - 9:59 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 12 points with 15 rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He dominated down low and with most of those boards coming in traffic -- he had a huge board late to help the Wizards get the win. There was some talk of him getting a dip in playing time, but 31 minutes is right in his wheelhouse. Gortat should be a mid-round guy going forward.
Nov 4 - 9:47 PM

Marcin Gortat may see a reduced workload on Friday.

Gortat has played well this week, racking up double-doubles in two straight games. Gortat scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Wednesday. However, the issue is he played over 43 minutes in that contest, and the Wiz are currently in the middle of a stretch where they will play three games in four nights. Three players, Markieff Morris, Gortat and Bradley Beal, played the entire third quarter on Wednesday. Gortat also played the full 12 minutes of the second quarter. It is safe to assume that Coach Brooks may want to limit Gortat's minutes on Friday and/or Saturday, which makes him a risky proposition in DFS.
Nov 4 - 11:35 AM

Marcin Gortat fared well vs. Toronto on Wednesday, racking up 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal, with just one turnover in 43 minutes.

Gortat called this a "must win" game to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole to start the season, but the Wizards couldn't get the job done on their home court. He's posted consecutive double-doubles while averaging 40.5 minutes in those games, and should continue to see a hefty workload with Ian Mahinmi (knee) on the shelf.
Nov 2 - 9:52 PM

Marcin Gortat racked up 14 points and 12 rebounds vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, going 2-of-3 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line in 38 minutes of action.

Gortat's free throw shooting is eye-opening for a career 68.2 percent shooter, and his effort on the glass won't go unnoticed -- before the game, coach Scott Brooks said, "I want everybody boxing out, putting body on body, enjoying that physical contact." Gortat got off to a slow start this year but he's basically a lock for mid-round value while Ian Mahinmi (knee) is on the shelf.
Source: Memphis Sun
Oct 30 - 11:33 PM

Marcin Gortat had just four points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a block in Thursday's 114-99 loss in Atlanta.

Yuck. Dwight Howard has his way on the glass tonight and Gortat was never able to get into a rhythm. At least he had 11 boards and a block, and he should bounce back offensively in the next one. Which will be a few days away as the Wizards are off until Sunday when they visit Memphis.
Oct 27 - 10:18 PM

Marcin Gortat was held to four points on 2-of-6 shooting vs. the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

It wasn't all bad, as Gortat grabbed 13 rebounds with a pair of assists in 28 minutes. He's been held to single-digit points in his last four outings, so maybe he's not 100 percent from the strained glute that he suffered about a week ago. We expect him to bounce back and his status as a mid-round pick is safe, especially since he has no competition for minutes -- Ian Mahinmi will miss several weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
Oct 18 - 9:25 PM

Marcin Gortat (strained glute) said he would like to play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

He was held out of Saturday's practice, but he participated in Monday's morning shootaround and is reportedly feeling good. The injury does seem to be minor, but the Wizards could play it safe with the regular season just a couple weeks away.
Oct 10 - 12:24 PM

Marcin Gortat (strained glute) was held out of Sunday's practice.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he doesn't know if Gortat will be able to play on Monday, adding that the team will re-evaluate him on Monday morning. It's the preseason, so we'd expect the Wizards to play it safe and hold him out. Ian Mahinmi and Jason Smith will fill the void if Gortat can't go.
Oct 9 - 12:53 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

While on the surface it looks like Gortat may have lost value this season, it's not too bad. Last year, he was a part of the foundation for the offense with his ability to set screens, but coach Scott Brooks is using him in that spot again so far -- that's also interesting with John Wall (knees) out. He's not a sexy fantasy pick, but the Polish Hammer could still be a top-10 center in standard leagues.
Oct 6 - 11:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tomas Satoransky
3Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Marcus Thornton
3Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu