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Marcin Gortat is one of NBA’s best at boxing out, according to new tracking stat

After inciting locker room tensions with a poorly devised tweet earlier this month, Marcin Gortat isn’t in the fans’ good graces right now. His role on the team has diminished - he’s played the least amount of minutes per game since 2010 - and his once-cute antics have become a source of irritation. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t contributed this season. On Tuesday, the NBA announced...
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Southeast Notes: Wall, Winslow, Heat Roster

Injured Wizards point guard John Wall is off his crutches and walking without a noticeable limp. However, the All-Star point guard, who was pulled from the All-Star game due to knee surgery, is reluctant to put a timetable on his return, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post writes.“I really don’t know because I’m just doing everything the doctors are telling me,” Wall said. “I...
Via Hoops Rumors
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WATCH: Enes Kanter flattens Marcin Gortat with forearm shiver

Marcin Gortat has been working through some issues with teammate John Wall, but it was an opponent who delivered a forceful blow during Wednesday’s game.It happened in the Wizards-Knicks matchup at Madison Square Garden, when Kanter was backing Gortat down near the basket. The Knicks center raised his forearm and struck Gortat right in the chest — sending the Wizards big man to the...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall, Marcin Gortat met privately to clear air

Wizards teammates John Wall and Marcin Gortat had a private in-person meeting last week to discuss where they stood with one another and clear the air, league sources tell Chris Haynes of ESPN. The meeting came on the heels of apparent public friction between the two players.The meeting, which was requested by both players, didn’t last long, according to Haynes. Sources tell ESPN...
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Wizards' Wall, Gortat meet to clear the air

There’s no drama like NBA drama. But the Washington Wizards can ill-afford distractions at this point. That’s why both John Wall and Marcin Gortat would meet last week to clear the air. But it’s not so simple.“Washington Wizards teammates John Wall and Marcin Gortat met privately last week to confront each other about where they stood after Gortat’s tweet two weeks ago that many...
Via The Sports Post
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John Wall, Marcin Gortat reportedly met to discuss tweet

John Wall and teammate Marcin Gortat met last week to discuss the friction between the two, according to a report.ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported on Tuesday night that Wall and Gortat had a brief meeting to clear the air. He says both players wanted to meet and that their meeting was brief.Wall became upset with Gortat for seemingly taking a jab at him over Twitter following a win over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall: Gortat gets ‘most spoon-fed baskets ever’

John Wall needs to be needed.But while he recovers (he’s out for at least another 5-6 weeks), the Wizards are rolling. After all, they have won five of their last six games. But tonight they travel to Boston to take on the Celtics. However, it’s their win over Toronto six days ago that’s causing drama.Bradley Beal would score 27 points in the fourth quarter. And ultimately, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall at odds with Marcin Gortat

John Wall is at odds with teammate Marcin Gortat over a tweet sent last week.After the Wizards pulled off a big win last week over the Toronto Raptors, Gortat tweeted about the team’s “unbelievable” win. But what was truly interesting is that he made sure to specifically say it was a great “team” win. He actually put quotes around “team” as if to emphasize that point.Wall responded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall throws shade at teammate Marcin Gortat in interview

Wizards star point guard John Wall is currently sidelined as he attempts to recover from a procedure on his knee, but that hasn’t stopped him from voicing his opinion.Wall threw some shade at teammate Marcin Gortat on Tuesday in an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith that aired on “SC6,” as he responded to a recent tweet that the Wizards big man posted. Here’s what Wall had to say...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly engaged in Marcin Gortat trade talks

The Wizards have explored the possibility of moving their starting center, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who hears from multiple sources that the club has engaged in trade discussions involving Marcin Gortat.Windhorst reports that several teams have shown interest in Gortat, adding that the Wizards are looking to improve their roster in the short term without taking on additional...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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