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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 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting with 13 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in Friday's Game 3 win over the Raptors.
Gortat is going to be a winning player in playoff formats because he'll get a second series and face the Hawks in the second round. The former was in question heading into drafts. Apr 24 - 11:13 PM

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Marcin Gortat played just 26 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with eight points, eight boards, one assist and two turnovers.

In the playoffs last year, Gortat running pick-and-rolls was a very popular play and he logged 35 minutes per night. Today, he didn't play down the stretch at times, was in a little foul trouble early and wasn't used nearly as much on offense. He'll likely play more on Tuesday.
Apr 18 - 4:10 PM

Marcin Gortat will start and play limited minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday.

It'll be his 82nd start of the season. Gortat will probably start get the first rotation of minutes, and could check out after that. Kevin Seraphin, Drew Gooden and Kris Humphries should get most of the big minutes.
Apr 15 - 6:52 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and zero turnovers in 44 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots for his 22nd double-double of the season.

The Wizards lost the game but Gortat can't be faulted, and his defense is worthy of notice. In four matchups vs. the Pacers this season he's limited Roy Hibbert to 3.0 points on combined 4-of-27 shooting, which is awful even by Hibbert's standards. Gortat should be ready to go vs. the Cavaliers on Wednesday, but it wouldn't be a shock if his minutes are held in check.
Apr 15 - 12:40 AM

Marcin Gortat made 9-of-11 from the field for 21 points with 16 boards and one block against the Nets during a 117-80 on Friday.

He did have a very minor foot injury tonight, but there's been no indication that it'll be a problem going forward. Gortat has been awesome in his last five, averaging 17.4 points, 10.2 boards, 2.0 dimes and 2.0 blocks on 77.6 percent from the field. More like Polish Sledgehammer.
Apr 10 - 10:43 PM

Marcin Gortat had 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six assists to go along with four blocks in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.

Gortat's had a fine season and continues to play well down the stretch in the fantasy playoffs, which is music to his owners' ears.
Apr 8 - 9:43 PM

Marcin Gortat hit 10-of-11 shots for 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Wednesday's win.

You know someone will always go off against the Sixers and it was Gortat's turn tonight. This was Gortat's first double-double since March 6, and his highest scoring game since Feb. 22. It's too bad he can't play the Sixers every night.
Apr 1 - 10:55 PM

Marcin Gortat again expressed his frustration following the Wizards 99-91 loss to the Rockets on Sunday.

Gortat had six points, 10 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in just 29 minutes of action. The big man has not exceeded 30 minutes in any of the team's recent five losses, but he's played at least 31.5 minutes in each of the club's last five victories. Gortat offered a "no comment" relentlessly, before finishing with a Marshawn Lynch impersonation, "I just don't want to get fined." The Wizards are 10-22 against teams with winning records, 3-10 against teams ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings and 0-3 against projected first-round opponent Toronto.
Mar 30 - 9:27 AM

Marcin Gortat shot just 3-of-10 from the field during Sunday's loss to the Rockets, putting up six points, one steal and two blocks through 29 minutes of action.

The defensive stats and rebounding are what owners are looking for from Gortat, so he was effective with regards to that. He struggled with his shot tonight, but as a guy that's shooting 56.0 percent from the field on the season, this game can be viewed as an exception and not the rule. He'll have the opportunity to redeem himself with a very favorable matchup against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Mar 29 - 5:11 PM

Marcin Gortat scored eight points on 4-of-9 shooting with 16 rebounds, three assists, three steals and four blocks in Friday's double-overtime win over the Hornets.

Gortat is having quite a month with top 15-30 value (9/8 cat) over his last 15 games, averaging 12.3 points with 10.0 boards, 1.2 steals, 1.3 blocks and 62.3 percent shooting from the field. He's hitting just 57.1 percent of his free throws during that span, but since he has only taken 1.4 attempts per game it hasn't hurt him much.
Mar 27 - 11:41 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points on 7-of-10 from the field with seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

For whatever reason, Gortat wasn't on the court on the last defensive possession of the game and it resulted in an easy George Hill layup. Gortat bounced back nicely on the stat sheet following two quiet games heading into this one, averaging just 5.0 points and 7.0 boards. He's a must-start player in standard leagues.
Mar 25 - 10:53 PM

Marcin Gortat played only 23 minutes during Sunday's loss in Sacramento, posting six points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal.

John Wall was the only Wizards player to log 30+ minutes as coach Randy Wittman spread minutes evenly across his roster in a blowout. This is nothing for Gortat's owners to worry about given his recent play -- averages of 15.0 points on 69.5 percent shooting, 7.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks have staked him to top-40 value since the second week of March.
Mar 22 - 8:49 PM

Marcin Gortat has been fined $5,000 for violating the leagues anti-flopping rule for the second time.

Gortat's next violation will result in a $10,000 fine, click the link below to see the flop for yourself.
Mar 19 - 4:56 PM

Marcin Gortat scored seven points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 36 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He gets a pass here because of Rudy Gobert. Gortat was having a big post-break run prior to this game, averaging 14.5 points, 10.8 boards, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals in his previous 13 games. He'll get it turned around on Friday in a better matchup against the Clippers.
Mar 19 - 1:43 AM

Marcin Gortat dominated against the Grizzlies on Thursday with 22 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks on 10-of-16 from the field.

That's his second 20-point game in a row and Gortat is absolutely rolling right now. In his previous 10 games since the break, Gortat averaged 13.7 points, 11.8 boards, 1.1 blocks and 0.6 steals on 62.9 percent from the field. The Polish Hammer is getting hot at the right time.
Mar 13 - 12:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Will Bynum
4Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Rasual Butler
3Martell Webster
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin
3DeJuan Blair