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The teams will swap centers and other assets in a trade that lands Phoenix a protected first-round pick in next year's draft.
The Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards have completed a trade that will send Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee to Washington in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a top-12 protected 2014 first-round pick, reports ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
The Wizards announced that Okafor will be out "indefinitely" due to a herniated disc in his neck, diminishing the team's frontcourt depth and putting pressure on their young players to perform.
Gortat is a six-year NBA veteran who started his career playing behind Dwight Howard with the Orlando Magic before being traded to the Phoenix Suns. He has been Phoenix's starting center over the last two seasons, averaging 13.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game with the organization.
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Phoenix Suns: Okafor/Gortat Trade Grade
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Suns Receive: Emeka Okafor and 2014 First Round Pick (Top 12 Protected)
Suns Trade: Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee
Analysis: For the Phoenix Suns this trade was about 1 thing, continuing to add pieces for their rebuild. They traded Gortat, Brown, Marshall and...
Many will assume the reason the Wizards executed this trade for Marcin Gortat is that the status of Emeka Okafor's herniated disk looks more dire than they'll admit.
And that assumption would be correct.
CSN Washington has learned that the Wizards had talked about making the swap with the Phoenix Suns before, but the deal was fast-tracked over the last three or four days...
A day after acquiring Marcin Gortat in a trade with the Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld and Coach Randy Wittman were more confident about their organization’s playoff aspirations. But the most exuberant response might have come from one Wizards veteran.
“We have true center. Look at my face,” Nene, grinning widely, said after Saturday’s practice...
Friday evening the Washington Wizards made a move that on paper should increase their chances of making the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Wizards have sent center Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first round draft pick to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown and Malcom Lee and Kendall Marshall. The trade was first...
WASHINHTON D.C- The Wizards and Suns are both dealing big men and the Suns acquire potentially their 4th first round pick for the 2014 draft. The pick they receive from the Wizards is protected within the top 12 and they receive an expensive expiring contract in Emeka Okafor. The Suns give up Marcin Gortat who […]
Adding a front-court piece in hopes of finally returning to the playoffs, the Washington Wizards acquired center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in a multiplayer trade Friday.
Phoenix got injured center Emeka Okafor and a top-12-protected first-round draft pick in 2014 - giving the rebuilding Suns potentially four choices in the opening round.
The Suns also sent guards Kendall...
According to multiple reports, the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards agreed to a trade Friday that includes a swap of big men Marcin Gortat and Emeka Okafor.
Gortat would be joined by guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall in a package to Washington that would deliver a protected first-round draft pick to Phoenix.
The Suns might be required to absorb two additional...
The first notable trade of the NBA preseason has reportedly been made by the Phoenix Suns and the Washington Wizards, two teams with playoff droughts of three years or longer.
Marc Stein of ESPN was the first to report, and tweeted out some of the details involved with the deal.
Proposed deal will send Gortat, Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall to Wizards and Suns on course to receive...
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The Washington Wizards will acquire Marcin Gortat in a deal with the Phoenix Suns for Emeka Okafor.
The proposed deal will include Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall to the Wizards, while the Suns will also acquire and a top-12 protected 2014 first round pick along with Okafor.
Okafor is currently out indefinitely with a neck injury.
The Phoenix Suns will reportedly trade center Marcin Gortat, point guard Kendall Marshall and shooting guard Shannon Brown to the Washington Wizards for Emeka Okafor.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN:
Hearing: Suns are trading Marcin Gortat to the Wizards. Okafor on his way to Phoenix. More details to come
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 25, 2013
Proposed deal will send Gortat...
This trade between the Suns and Wizards comes as a bit of a shock with no inkling or rumor that any deal was purported with these two teams. Yet here the completed trade is shaking things up, well, for the Eastern Conference anyway. Via Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns sending Gortat, lee, Brown and Marshall to Wiz for Okakor and 2014 1st round pick, source tells Y! — Adrian...
After trading Marcin Gortat to Washington for an injured, expiring Emeka Okafor, it's clear that the Phoenix Suns new starting center is Miles Plumlee. Yes, that Miles Plumlee who never played more than 21 minutes per game in college and logged a total of 55 minutes in his rookie season a year ago.
The inclusion of Indiana's lottery-protected first round draft pick was the...
It appears that Marcin Gortat is the only member of Friday's blockbuster trade that will stay with the club.
It's becoming more and more clear that the Wizards only made a deal with the Suns to get Marcin Gortat. The other three members of the trade that were thrown in for salary purposes -- Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee -- will be waived.
This is happening...
Photo Credit: Keith Allison
The Phoenix Suns trade:Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee, and Kendall Marshall.
The Washington Wizards trade: Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round pick (top-12 protected).
What it means for the Suns: The Suns are moving in the right direction. They can potentially have four first round picks next season, in what is considered a deep draft. ...