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Marcin Gortat | Center | #13

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Poland
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (27) / PHO
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Marcin Gortat scored 21 points with 13 rebounds, three assists and one block on 10-of-16 from the field against the 76ers on Friday.
The Wizards really wanted him to cross Jahlil Okafor off his "list" as they went to him early and often. Gortat dominated on the defensive end and the Wizards going small has helped his numbers. He was a first-round player after the break last year and figures to finish strong again. Feb 5 - 11:42 PM

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Marcin Gortat was held to just nine points and eight boards in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Raptors.

The Polish Hammer was coming off four straight double-doubles, so there is obviously no reason to be concerned. He shot just 3-of-8 from the line, but he salvaged his line with one assist, two blocks and two steals in 32 minutes. The Wizards have lost four out of their last five games, but Gortat should be much better vs. the Nuggets on Thursday.
Jan 26 - 11:27 PM

Marcin Gortat said that the swelling and discomfort in his knee are nearly gone after missing three games with an infection in his knee last week.

Gortat put up 16 points, 13 boards and two blocks through 37 minutes of action on Monday, so it's safe to say that the infection in his knee will not be an issue moving forward. Gortat also commented on Washington's recent slew of injuries saying, "We’ve got a lot of older guys. They’ve got to take care of their bodies. At the end of the day it’s the players’ responsibility."
Jan 20 - 10:34 AM

Marcin Gortat double-doubled in Monday's loss to the Blazers, scoring 16 points with 13 boards and two blocks in 37 minutes.

Since returning from his knee infection just a few days ago, Gortat has logged two straight double-doubles and has averaged 36.5 minutes in those two games. Needless to say, he is going to be fine moving forward. He should be a top-40 player the rest of the way.
Jan 18 - 5:38 PM

Marcin Gortat played well in his return to action for the Wizards on Saturday, racking up 18 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 9-of-14 shooting in 36 minutes.

He was in the hospital a few days ago due to a knee infection and missed three games, so the fact he played so well and so many minutes is great news for his owners. Hopefully the injury is behind him and he's good to go.
Jan 17 - 4:47 AM

Marcin Gortat (knee) will start on Saturday vs. the Celtics.

After a three-game absence, Gortat is back and his return will send Nene to the bench. There was no word on any restrictions for the big man, so make sure you plug him back into all active lineups.
Jan 16 - 7:15 PM

Marcin Gortat (knee) will play against the Celtics on Saturday.

This is a very welcomed sight for the Wizards. Gortat was in the hospital on Tuesday due to an infection in his knee from diving for a ball last weekend. He might be a little limited after missing a week of action, but Gortat should be back in all lineups.
Jan 16 - 5:50 PM

Marcin Gortat (knee infection) is expected to return for Saturday's game vs. the Celtics.

After a three-game absence, it appears that Gortat is finally over his knee infection. We should have an official update well before tip-off, but it sounds like it's safe to pencil him back into active lineups. If he is cleared to play, his return will likely send Nene back to the bench and will hurt the value of Drew Gooden and DeJuan Blair.
Jan 16 - 10:36 AM

Marcin Gortat (knee infection) worked out on Friday and tweeted that he was "feeling much better," but coach Randy Wittman wouldn't speculate on his status for Saturday's game.

Gortat didn't travel with the Wizards for Friday's game in Indiana and the team should have a better feel for his timetable when they return to D.C. for a five-game homestand. Owners should consider him questionable on Saturday, but it's possible that he'll be forced to miss more games as a precaution. Nene and Drew Gooden have been the primary beneficiaries in his absence, with DeJuan Blair also earning a few minutes off the bench.
Jan 15 - 5:43 PM

Marcin Gortat (knee) will miss Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

He didn't travel with the team, and while he's being listed as "day-to-day," there's really no telling when he'll be able to return to the court. Nene will continue to start for however long Marcin is out, with Drew Gooden and DeJuan Blair having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. For now, we'll be considering Gortat questionable for Saturday's home game against the Celtics.
Jan 14 - 5:23 PM

Marcin Gortat's knee infection is not a staph infection.

This is good news. Gortat is still not going to make it back on Wednesday and he could be out for several games, although he is currently being listed as day-to-day. There is still no word on his treatment or really any other details. His owners should continue to stash him. Expect Nene, Drew Gooden and DeJuan Blair to help out at the five.
Jan 13 - 5:20 PM

Marcin Gortat (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

He's not with the team, so that likely means he is still in the hospital. The Wizards fear that Gortat could have a possible staph infection in his left knee, but the team should have some additional details later today. Nene will likely draw another start, but Drew Gooden is the better option in deeper leagues and is coming off a double-double.
Jan 13 - 11:45 AM

Marcin Gortat (knee) said that he's unsure when he'll be released from the hospital.

There's still no word on precisely what Gortat is dealing with, but given that he still hasn't been released, there's a chance he sits out Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. With Gortat unavailable on Monday, the Wizards went with a starting frontcourt of Nene and Jared Dudley, and gave Drew Gooden 27 minutes off the bench. Gooden would make sense as a punt play in DFS after putting up a double-double on Monday, if Gortat is indeed unavailable.
Jan 12 - 2:48 PM

Marcin Gortat (knee) is in the hospital on Tuesday for a possible knee infection, according to his Twitter account.

The details from the team are still unknown, but Gortat has dealt with major swelling since Sunday. "We got to get him to the hospital when we land and give him some IVs and try to get the fluids running through him. I don’t know if it’s a staph infection," coach Randy Wittman said. "He had a small cut on his knee from diving on the floor and something got in there." Not good. It sounds like Gortat could miss games, so we'll be looking for any details. If he's out, the Wizards will be counting on oft-injured Nene and Drew Gooden.
Jan 12 - 11:20 AM

Marcin Gortat (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Bulls, while Nene will draw the start in his place.

His knee is very swollen and he's also having trouble bending it, so he could be looking at some more time on the sidelines. Nene will start, but he will be on a strict minute limit. Drew Gooden and DeJuan Blair will have to step up as well. Gortat's owners should wait patiently for another update, and keep in mind that it's a good sign that he even had a shot to play in this one.
Jan 11 - 7:23 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Gary Neal
SF1Otto Porter
2Jared Dudley
3Kelly Oubre
4Alan Anderson
PF1Kris Humphries
2Nene Hilario
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair