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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 called Scott Brooks a "class act" after his new coach flew to Orlando to meet with the center about the upcoming season.
Gortat had some issues with former coach Randy Wittman, so it's great to see Brooks taking the time to develop some chemistry with the center. Gortat averaged 13.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 blocks on 56.7 percent shooting this season, so he should be poised for a solid 2016-17 campaign. May 15 - 9:20 AM

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Marcin Gortat double-doubled with 21 points and 13 rebounds during Sunday's 113-98 upset of the Hornets, adding four assists, one block and two turnovers through 31 minutes of work.

Gortat went 10-of-11 from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe in this one, giving him a sterling true shooting percentage of 88.4 on the evening to go with his 20.0 usage rate. With Bradley Beal (pelvis) and John Wall (knee) potential shut down candidates, Gortat figures to be a primary piece to the Washington offense for the final two games of the season.
Apr 10 - 5:07 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points with 12 rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 25 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

He did not miss John Wall (knee) and was very good on the glass here. The Nets also attacked him to give him his highest block total since Mar. 5. Gortat did have a bad back last month, so there's a small chance of a shutdown. He should be outstanding the rest of the way as long as he's active.
Apr 6 - 11:04 PM

Marcin Gortat sank 10-of-12 field goals to finish a tough loss vs. the Clippers with 21 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes.

The Wizards haven't defeated the Clippers in L.A. since 2008, a streak of eight losses, and today's loss deals another blow to their fading playoff hopes. Gortat did all he could, more than holding his own against DeAndre Jordan, and could have had an even bigger game if it weren't for foul trouble. He's been a top-60 fantasy option over Washington's past dozen games, a slight decline from his top-40 status for the full season (9-cat).
Source: AP
Apr 3 - 7:27 PM

Marcin Gortat was held to nine points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

This was a terrible matchup for Gortat, so he gets a pass here. He was coming off three straight double-doubles and is still averaging 14.6 points, 11.0 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last five games, so expect much more from him on Wednesday vs. the Kings.
Mar 30 - 1:52 AM

Marcin Gortat scored 19 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 43 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

Outside of the double-double, Gortat made just 3-of-8 at the line, turned the ball over five times and didn't block any shots. The lack of blocks recently has been an ugly trend with only three blocks combined in his last four. He should still be fine and at least his back injury looks OK.
Mar 25 - 10:10 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He was not playing well before his surprising back injury on Wednesday. However, Gortat has picked it up with two strong double-doubles in a row. His owners can start him with confidence again.
Mar 19 - 9:52 PM

Marcin Gortat (back) is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the 76ers.

Gortat exploded for 18 points and 20 boards in his previous outing against Philly, and he should be able to get back to his regular amount of minutes tonight after logging just 18 on Wednesday. Get him active. Nene will return to the bench.
Mar 17 - 6:44 PM

Marcin Gortat (back) is currently going through his pregame routine.

Gortat nearly didn't play on Wednesday with lower back pain, but he ended up gutting it out and logged 18 minutes off the bench. The fact that he's going through warmups is encouraging, and we should have official confirmation on his status shortly. Stay tuned.
Mar 17 - 6:13 PM

Marcin Gortat (lower back) didn't start Wednesday's game but he returned to play 18 minutes, finishing with nine points, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

Gortat was initially ruled out, then listed as doubtful, but the Wizards' iron-man wound up playing well and starting the second half. He's battled back pain in the past but it was reportedly 'fixed' by a physician on the west coast, so ideally this won't linger. Owners should keep an eye on Gortat's status vs. the 76ers on Thursday -- he should be ready to go but we're leaving him on the injury report as a precaution.
Mar 16 - 11:15 PM

Marcin Gortat (back) checked in to start the second quarter on Wednesday.

Well this is a pleasant surprise for his fantasy owners. He was doubtful to play with lower back soreness, but he's out there. We'll let you know how he looks.
Mar 16 - 7:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Marcin Gortat (lower back pain) is doubtful to play vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, with Nene taking his spot in the starting lineup.

Gortat was pulled from the starting lineup at the very last minute, leaving plenty of fantasy owners with a potential goose-egg in their lineups during a critical fantasy-playoff week -- initial reports stated that he was ruled out, but he's been upgraded to doubtful. Nene would be worth a look for streaming value if Gortat is forced to miss more time, but the severity of the injury is unclear. Stay tuned.
Mar 16 - 7:12 PM

Marcin Gortat struggled with foul trouble vs. the Nuggets on Saturday, playing just eight minutes and finishing with two points and two boards.

He picked up four quick fouls and coach Randy Wittman didn't give him a chance to play down the stretch. He was averaging 13.8 points, 10.4 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.9 blocks in his previous 13 games since the All-Star break, so there's no reason for his owners to panic.
Mar 13 - 12:18 AM

Marcin Gortat played just 19 minutes against the Jazz on Friday with eight points, four rebounds, one assist and one block.

He was in foul trouble and picked up his fourth early in the third quarter, which proved costly as the Wizards were thumped in that frame. Gortat gets a pass and should be an early-round player going forward.
Mar 12 - 12:59 AM

John Wall praised Marcin Gortat for being more aggressive on offense following Monday's win over the 76ers.

"Just trying to finish the ball with some aggression, trying to dunk on people," Wall said of what has changed about Gortat after Monday's win. Gortat struggled to begin the year in Washington's new uptempo system, but he's been playing much better since the All-Star break, owning averages of 15.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.9 swats per game on 61.4 percent shooting from the field. That's been good enough for top-20 value in standard 9-cat leagues, and Gortat looks all set up for a strong finish to the 2015-16 season.
Mar 2 - 9:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
SG1Bradley Beal
2Garrett Temple
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Alan Anderson
4Jarell Eddie
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jared Dudley
3J.J. Hickson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Nene Hilario
3Drew Gooden