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Marcin Gortat | Center | #13

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Poland
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (27) / PHO
Contract: view contract details

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Marcin Gortat acknowledged that there is again a possibility that he'll be traded during the offseason.
"I think if it is the worst-case scenario, I want to be ready," he said. "If something's happening, I want to be informed. I don't want to read this little headline on the bottom of ESPN: 'Gortat gets traded.'" Interestingly, Gortat said that he has no plans to begin shooting 3-pointers and plans to use the summer to work on his tan, six-pack, and bicep definition. You do you, Marcin. Apr 29 - 2:40 PM

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Marcin Gortat said he "has a lot in the tank" and wants to come back and play as the center he knows he can be.

Gortat added that small ball is the "worst thing" in the NBA and hopes to get back to a more physical style next season. John Wall recently addressed the media and said he wants the Wizards to bring in an "athletic big," so you would think the chances of Gortat being traded are pretty good. Gortat will be 35 next season and is coming off his worst campaign since 2010, posting averages of 8.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.7 blocks.
Apr 29 - 11:32 AM

Marcin Gortat double-doubled in a losing effort during Game 5 on Wednesday, scoring 10 points (4-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with 12 rebounds, two assists and one block.

Gortat logged 34 minutes tonight despite hitting that mark just seven times during the regular season. He snatched five boards on the offensive glass and helped the Wizards enjoy a 50-35 edge in rebounding, but it still wasn't enough. The home team has won the first five games in this tit-for-tat series, a trend the Wizards hope continues on Friday -- the victor of Game 5 goes on to win a seven-game series 83 percent of the time, so the odds aren't in their favor.
Apr 25 - 9:54 PM

Marcin Gortat finished Game 4 with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes of action.

Gortat grabbed his lower back after absorbing some contact in the second quarter, but it didn't slow him down as the game progressed. He earned key fourth-quarter minutes and even threw down a vicious hammer dunk through multiple defenders to tie the game with 5:35 remaining (watch via the link below). If you ignore a disastrous Game 2 in Toronto, Gortat is averaging a solid 13.3 points on 20-of-27 shooting (74.1%) in the series.
Apr 22 - 9:14 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points with five rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

Coach Scott Brooks had faith in his starters and they came through for him. If Gortat did come off the bench, that would have likely meant that either Ian Mahinmi or Gortat would've been bumped from the rotation, so this win should secure Gortat as a starter for the next two games at least.
Apr 20 - 10:49 PM

Marcin Gortat will start against the Raptors for Game 3 on Friday.

There was a lot of talk of Mike Scott getting the start because of how well he's shot the ball, but coach Scott Brooks said he's still confident with his first unit. Plus, Gortat is among the league leaders for screen assists this season while he is tied with Clint Capela for the lead in screen assists per game this postseason, so taking him out would put more pressure on John Wall. Still, Gortat will be on a short leash today, so he's a risky DFS play.
Apr 20 - 6:25 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said it's possible he changes his starting lineup for Game 3 on Thursday.

"Who knows? [Mike Scott] might be a starting five," Brooks said. Marcin Gortat played just 12 minutes in Game 2 and has been ineffective in this series, while Mike Scott has been very impressive off the bench and is coming off a 20-point game with four triples. If Washington does make a change, Scott may not reveal it until after warmups.
Apr 19 - 10:54 AM

Marcin Gortat played 39 minutes vs. the Hawks on Friday, scoring six points with 11 rebounds, four assists and one block.

Incredibly, this was his first game with 30+ minutes since Feb. 10 and that's only because Markieff Morris was ejected in the first quarter. That speaks volumes about his letdown of a season as the 34-year-old veteran has looked washed for most of the campaign. Expect his workload to be back in the 20s for the final two games, unless of course he's rested in one of those.
Apr 6 - 10:02 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 10 points with 12 boards, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday.

He was dominated inside against Andre Drummond, but at least Gortat had a double-double for his fantasy owners. He's been so boring this month with averages of 7.9 points, 6.3 boards, 1.8 dimes and 1.0 blocks. He's probably more of a streaming option when the Wizards are somewhat healthy.
Mar 29 - 9:22 PM

Marcin Gortat ended up with 10 points and seven rebounds over 22 minutes in Sunday's 98-95 loss against Indiana.

Gortat hit just 4-of-10 from the field and he finished with a minus-8 rating. Ian Mahinmi was quite a bit more effective at both ends of the floor, so he chipped into Gortat's playing time. It's uncertain if Mahinmi will continue to carve into Gortat's minutes, but head coach Scott Brooks hasn't been shy to get away from his starters when they're struggling or not pulling their weight.
Mar 4 - 10:30 PM

Marcin Gortat got going on Sunday with 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 28 minutes of action.

The 34-year-old center came in averaging 7.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks in February. He shot 55.0% from the field in that span, but the efficiency is undercut by a lack of volume -- this is the first time since all month that he's attempted more than eight shots. Gortat is clinging to late-round value in 9-cat leagues, due in part to a modest 1.2 turnovers per game, but he doesn't have a lot of upside.
Feb 25 - 11:29 PM

Marcin Gortat struggled in 18 minutes on Thursday, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with three rebounds.

The veteran didn't have any assists, steals or blocks, and he was outplayed by backup center Ian Mahinmi (eight points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal in 20 minutes). Gortat hasn't scored more than 11 points in a game since Jan. 13 and his owners should be inured to random duds -- if you've held him this long, you might as well see how he fares on Friday (vs. Charlotte) and Sunday (vs. Philly).
Feb 22 - 11:15 PM

Marcin Gortat played 17 minutes and hit 2-of-4 shots for four points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Sixers.

He had scored in double figures in four straight games and was rebounding well, but he must have come down with a case of Embiid-itis tonight. Ian Mahinmi stepped up with 13 points and four boards in 23 minutes and could become a fantasy factor if the Wizards somehow find a taker for Gortat.
Feb 7 - 12:24 AM

The Wizards have been engaged in trade talks involving Marcin Gortat, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Yet another name to keep an eye on as the Thursday's deadline quickly approaches. The Wizards have reportedly expressed interest in Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
Feb 6 - 12:57 PM

Marcin Gortat notched a double-double against his former Magic team on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks on 5-of-7 shooting.

Gortat more or less is what he is at this stage of his career, but at least he's seen 25 minutes or more in three straight games. Even with John Wall (knee surgery) out, there just isn't any upside here, so Gortat is much more appealing as the third center on fantasy rosters than anything more.
Feb 3 - 9:39 PM

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PG1John Wall
2Tomas Satoransky
3Tim Frazier
4Ramon Sessions
5Ty Lawson
SG1Bradley Beal
2Jodie Meeks
3Devin Robinson
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Mike Scott
4Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi