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Marcin Gortat | Center

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Poland
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Marcin Gortat scored 14 points with eight rebounds, and one assist against the Pistons on Saturday.
He's starting to come around on the offensive side in his last four with at least 12 points in all of those games. The bad news is that Gortat's blocks are way down and his minutes are down from last year, too. He will probably be more of a mid-round guy until Nene gets hurt, but he's still a buy-low player. Nov 21 - 11:10 PM

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Marcin Gortat scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 28 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

He did have a couple mistakes on each end, but Gortat was able to turn in his second double-double in his last three. He's also been in double-digit scoring in each of his last five, averaging 11.6 points, 7.8 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.6 steals. He's coming around.
Nov 14 - 10:12 PM

Randy Wittman called out the entire team following Tuesday's loss to OKC saying, "We’re just too soft of a team right now."

"It’s definitely my fault," Gortat said, acknowledging Wittman's sentiment. "I have to take the blame and it’s my part of the game where I have to rebound and take the challenge. I have no explanation. I just wasn’t in a good position. [OKC’s] bigs were actually crashing the boards harder than us. I have no explanation. It’s my fault. I have to do a better job." Gortat has gotten off to a slow start this season, making him an ideal buy-low candidate considering he finished the 2014-15 season with a fourth-round evaluation. He's too talented to not turn it around.
Nov 11 - 11:15 AM

Marcin Gortat hit 5-of-11 shots for 15 points, but added just three rebounds and a block in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Thunder.

The Wizards' box score is a mess tonight and Gortat had been playing well, but couldn't get to the glass with Enes Kanter and Serge Ibaka on the other side of the ball. He's going to be better as the season progresses and now might be a good time to make a low offer for him if you're interested or need a center.
Nov 10 - 9:47 PM

Marcin Gortat had his second good game in a row on Saturday, scoring 10 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes.

After a quiet start, Gortat is starting to come around now. His minutes are still just hanging around at 28 per game, but that may change once Nene needs to rest. There is still a bit of a buy-low window.
Nov 8 - 1:09 AM

Marcin Gortat started to pick up the pace a little bit on Friday against the Celtics, scoring 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks.

This line might fly under the radar a little bit but either way the buy low window is closing for Gortat.
Nov 6 - 10:34 PM

Marcin Gortat said he's playing awful right now.

Gortat is averaging just 9.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 0.3 steals, and 1.0 blocks while starting 45 percent from the field to start the season. "I’m just playing bad," Gortat said. "I’m using a different word. I’m just playing awful. And to be honest with you, I can’t be mad about anything. I appreciate, actually, that they kept me in the game and they keep throwing me the ball. I’m just in a big black hole right now so I’m just trying to get out of that." Gortat will find his way eventually, so fantasy owners should give up on the big man just yet.
Nov 5 - 10:16 AM

Marcin Gortat picked up a pair of quick fouls on Wednesday and finished a thrilling win the Spurs with 10 points (4-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) and eight rebounds in 28 minutes.

Gortat added one assist, one block and three turnovers. He's off to a rough start, especially compared to last season -- he's averaging fewer points (9.3), rebounds (7.3), steals (0.3) and blocks (1.0), while shooting only 45.0 percent from the field. Owners should keep the faith, as the Polish Hammer is too good to struggle like this for much longer.
Nov 4 - 10:08 PM

Marcin Gortat scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with nine rebounds and one block over 26 minutes of action on Friday against the Bucks.

Gortat has started slow compared to the hype he generated in the preseason, but he should pick the pace up anytime now.
Oct 31 - 1:32 AM

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes on Friday.

What else do you need to see? Gortat has made 65.6 percent from the field and 92.0 percent from the line in the preseason. He should be targeted aggressively in this new, open offense with him running a lot of pick-and-roll.
Oct 23 - 11:06 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots in 32 minutes vs. Miami on Wednesday.

There's nothing new here, as Gortat has been crushing it all preseason with averages of 16.8 points, 6.4 boards, 1.2 blocks and 70.0 percent shooting in his past five games. This is your latest reminder to target him early in the middle rounds.
Oct 21 - 11:16 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points on 7-of-8 from the field against the Bucks on Saturday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one block in 24 minutes.

Yes, it's preseason, but the Wizards going with stretch fours in their offense is really opening things up for Gortat. He was a first-round player after the break last year and is getting awfully close to being worth a look in the early rounds of drafts now. At this point, he might not be there in the fifth round and rightfully so.
Oct 17 - 11:34 PM

Marcin Gortat had another magnificent game on Friday against the 76ers, scoring 16 points with four rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 23 minutes.

He is in a serious groove in this new up-tempo, smaller-ball offense. Gortat is moving around plenty in halfcourt sets and he runs the floor well for a big man. In his last three preseason games, 16.7 points, 4.3 boards, 2.0 dimes and 0.3 blocks on 72.3 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He was a first-round player after the break last year, so target him around pick 50.
Oct 16 - 9:45 PM

Marcin Gortat (dental surgery) did not practice on Monday.

The surgery is "not major," and Gortat is expected back at the appropriate time. While we'll put him on the injury report for now, there's nothing to suggest the Polish Hammer is in danger of missing any game action.
Oct 12 - 12:59 PM

Marcin Gortat came off the bench for a game-high 19 points during the Wizards' blowout win over Bauru on Sunday, adding four rebounds, one assist and one turnover through 22 minutes of action.

Gortat came off the bench behind Nene, likely because the Wizards were going up against a Brazilian team, but don't expect that trend to continue beyond Sunday's game. The Wizards have really been emphasizing playing at a faster pace this season, and through three preseason games, they have made good on that promise by averaging a pace of 105.03. Gortat was a top-12 talent in 9-cat leagues after the All-Star break last season, so add to the equation that Washington will be upping the pace this season, and there's plenty to like about The Polish Hammer. He'll make for a quality mid-round selection on draft day.
Oct 11 - 9:07 PM

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