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Marcin Gortat
13.2 9.5 1.7
Team: WashingtonHeight: 6-11 Born: 2/17/1984
Position: CWeight: 240 Birthplace: Lodz, Poland
College: NoneDraft: 2nd Round 27th pick by Suns (2005)

Latest News
July 10 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST20:13 UAE18:1312:13 ET11:13 AM CT15:13 - Gortat has signed his five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.
Analysis: The Wizards announced Thursday that the Polish center had signed the deal on the first day permitted under NBA free agency rules. Gortat posted a picture of himself signing the papers on his Twitter page, writing that it was the ''best day of my life!!!" Gortat agreed to the deal on July 1, reaffirming his desire to remain with the Wizards after helping lead the club to its first playoff berth since 2008.
July 1 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST3:52 UAE (+1)01:5219:52 ET6:52 PM CT22:52 - A person familiar with the deal says Gortat has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.
Analysis: The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be signed until July 10 under NBA free agency rules.
May 13 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET1:14 GMT9:14 6:14 PM MST8:14 PM EST5:14 UAE (+1)03:1421:14 ET8:14 PM CT0:14 - Gortat had career postseason highs of 31 points and 16 rebounds in a 102-79 rout of Indiana on Tuesday night, cutting the Washington Wizards' deficit in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 3-2.
Analysis: The Washington center had a combined six points and 13 rebounds in his previous two games. He's averaging 12.4 points and 10.3 boards in these playoffs.
Apr. 9 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CT2:47 - Gortat had 27 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday in a loss to Charlotte.
Analysis: He's averaging 20.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in four April games.
Mar. 22 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:500:50 ET10:50 PM CT3:50 - Gortat was back in the lineup Friday, getting 13 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes of a 117-107 win at the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: The Washington Wizards center missed his first game of the season Thursday because of pain in his lower back.
Mar. 20 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST5:05 UAE (+1)02:0521:05 ET7:05 PM CT0:05 - Gortat has been scratched from the lineup just before Washington's game against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a lower back strain.
Analysis: Gortat hurt his back during pregame warmups and left the court wincing. He was helped to the locker room by a trainer. It was the first game he's missed this season. Gortat is averaging 12.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He has 28 double-doubles this season.
Mar. 19 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST8:57 UAE05:570:57 ET10:57 PM CT3:57 - Gortat recorded his 28th double-double of the season and fourth in five games with 19 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday's loss at Sacramento.
Analysis: Gortat, who is averaging 9.3 rebounds on the season, has hauled in 12-plus rebounds in seven of his last eight road contests.
Mar. 2 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CT4:20 - Gortat had 13 points and 14 rebounds in Saturday's win over Philadelphia, marking his seventh straight double-double.
Analysis: Gortat is averaging 18.0 points and 11.7 rebounds over his last seven games while shooting 60.2 percent from the field.
Feb. 28 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET5:08 GMT13:08 10:08 PM MST12:08 AM EST9:08 UAE06:080:08 ET11:08 PM CT4:08 - Gortat had a career-high 31 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out in Thursday's triple-overtime 134-129 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Gortat has averaged 18.8 points and 11.3 boards while posting six straight double-doubles.
Feb. 22 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST8:19 UAE05:1923:19 ET10:19 PM CT3:19 - Gortat had 16 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's win over New Orleans for his third consecutive double-double.
Analysis: Gortat is averaging 14.3 points on 69.4 percent shooting with 9.0 rebounds over his last seven games.
Nov. 28 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST9:00 UAE06:000:00 ET11:00 PM CT3:00 - Gortat posted his best game as a Wizard, netting a season-high 25 points on an amazing 11-of-12 shooting line in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Gortat's average plus-4.0 rating per game is second on Washington only to John Wall's plus-4.1.
Nov. 7 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT3:16 - Gortat finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds in a 116-102 win at Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Gortat has gotten progressively better each game, and this was his best performance of the early season.
Oct. 25 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST1:50 UAE (+1)23:5017:50 ET4:50 PM CT19:50 - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Washington Wizards have agreed to acquire center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for injured center Emeka Okafor and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2014.
Analysis: Speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade has not been announced, the person says Phoenix will send guards Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown and Malcolm Lee to Washington so the deal will work financially. The Wizards are expected to waive those three players. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Gortat averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds last season.

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