MARCIN GORTAT NEWS

Wiz: Summer League Wrap

They had a horrible weekend to begin play and didn’t make the Summer League playoffs, but the Wizards had a strong finish in their final three games in Las Vegas. The highlight was the sensational play of rookie Kelly Oubre, who was consistently the best player on the court… by a long shot. The scoring and rebounding are obvious, but according to NBA stats. Oubre set a Las Vegas...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Complete Small Ball

Kelly Oubre and the rest of the Washington Wizards NBA Summer League team are in Las Vegas, meanwhile…. the club’s brain trust was putting the finishing touches on the 2015-’16 regular season roster by re-signing veteran Drew Gooden. Yahoo Sources: Drew Gooden, Wizards agree to deal. http://t.co/x4elfwiF1j — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015 With 14 veterans...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE’s Kane threatens to chokeslam Wade if he leaves Heat

Talk of Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade leaving the team has been ramped up ever since the 2014-15 season ended. Wade has the option of opting out of the final year of his contract and the Heat have been doing all they can to keep him around. One of their biggest moves was drafting Duke guard Justise Winslow with the number ten pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night. If that doesn’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards: NBA Draft

The Wizards return to the first round of the NBA draft tonight, with pick #19 overall. Washington did not have a selection in 2014 as their first round pick was sent to Phoenix as part of the trade that brought Marcin Gortat to town from the Suns. What will the Wizards be looking for with their two selections. Paul Pierce appears to be reconsidering a return to Boston and Kevin Seraphin...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Gortat: I would love to play with a stretch 4

After watching the Golden State Warriors win a championship with 6-foot-8 forward Draymond Green playing center for long stretches, the days of "twin tower" frontcourt pairings may be extinct. The Washington Wizards, with Marcin Gortat and Nene, are one of the few teams left that play two post players together at the same time.Gortat, however, has been pretty candid about the benefits...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Best Of The Wizards From 2014-15, Vol. 3: The Blocks

It’s not easy to follow back-to-back posts on spectacular dunks and wizard-like passing highlights, but I’m going to make the case for John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, and Garrett Temple to entertain you with some well-timed, fun to watch blocks. The Wizards as a team had 378 blocks on the season. Marcin Gortat accounted for 110, good […] The post The Best Of The...
Via Hoop District
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Wizards Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects will join John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Marcin Gortat as the newest member of the Washington Wizards. NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport.com...
Via TopSportsReport
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat says this season was the 'toughest one from a personal standpoint'

The Washington Wizards saw two versions of Marcin Gortat this season. One was gregarious and engaging off the court and dominant on it. The other was a bit more reticent with the media and saw his playing time in the fourth quarter dwindle.With the Wizards' season over, Gortat admitted how tough the season was in his exit interview:“I would say in the eight years of my career,...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers win right to trade draft picks forever

This is basically the funniest thing on the Internet. 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie has been trying to lose for years. Apparently, Albert Burneko over at Deadspin thinks it's going to continue for another decade or so. Here's what Burneko had to say after the 76ers got the third overall pick in Tuesday night's draft lottery: "It worked because, tonight, the NBA draft lottery gave...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Admits Personal Issues Impacted His Performance

Marcin Gortat addressed the personal issues that began to plague him sometime after the All-Star break. “I would say in the eight years of my career, the eighth year was pretty much the toughest one from a personal standpoint,” said Gortat, who completed the first of a five-year, $60 million contract. “I had some issues during the season and that definitely didn’t help me...
Via RealGM
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season That Was, And the Future That Will Be

The Graceful Exit. Part of a quote by Ellen Goodman that I won’t bother with making you read but if you click here and opt to read it for yourself, then you may understand its wisdom and how it pertains to the Washington Wizards. Being it my third time covering these exit interviews, I’ve noticed […] The post The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season...
Via Hoop District
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Dealt with Illness in Game 6

With the Washington Wizards‘ season on the line, center Marcin Gortat was back in a familiar role. Just as he was quite a few times during the regular season and much like he was in Game 5 of the series, Gortat was watching the fourth quarter from the bench. As the Wizards fought for their season, and as Nene struggled against the Atlanta Hawks’ frontcourt, Wittman did not turn...
Via KCM Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Posts Awesome Pre-Game Message on Facebook

Ahead of their pivotal Game 6 matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat set the mood for the game via social media. The “Polish Hammer” posted an intriguing picture with the near perfect caption, “Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in Hell!” It will feel like Hell for both teams, who have played through a brutal series...
Via KCM Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizard Marcin Gortat could just barely watch Al Horford's game winner

Washington Wizards Marcin Gortat could just barely watch Atlanta Hawks Al Horford's game winner. Just barely. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce yelled ‘series’ following late three-point shot

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Paul Pierce thought he had won the game for his Washington Wizards after nailing a late three-point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. He thought he had won the series, in fact, and actually yelled “series” at the Hawks’ bench following the shot. After Paul Pierce hit go-ahead 3-pointer, he looked...
Via Sports-Glory
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Horford throws down monster putback slam dunk on Marcin Gortat

There are times in life that you have to clean up other people’s mistakes and in the game of basketball, sometimes those into impressive putback slam dunks. During the second half of tonight’s Wizards-Hawks game 5, DeMarre Carroll missed an easy lay-up but teammate Al Horford was able to corral the ball and throw down a nice dunk: Poor Gortat, just got put on a Horford poster...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards fall to Hawks, series tied at 2

The Washington Wizards fell at home tonight to the visiting Atlanta Hawks 106-101. The loss ties the series at two heading back to Atlanta. GAME MVP: Bradley Beal [34 points, 6 REB, 7 AST, 3 ST]. This was not only the highest-scoring playoff game of Beal’s career, but his best overall game. He basically played the point much of the time and managed to find his teammates in the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards’ John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in wrist, hand

The Washington Wizards announced Thursday that point guard John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand. “Wall and the team are currently in consultation with multiple physicians and specialists to determine the best course of action and his playing status has yet to be determined,” the Wizards said in a statement. “Further updates will be provided...
Via Sports-Glory
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Things Falling Into Place for a Wizards’ Finals Run

The conference semifinals are underway and only two teams have yet to lose a game this postseason. One is the Golden State Warriors — the league’s best team during the regular season — and the other was the fifth seed in the lowly Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards. After closing out the Toronto Raptors with a 31-point victory to complete the sweep, Washington overcame...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards belong among Eastern Conference big-shots

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports After securing the only real upset of this year’s NBA Playoffs with an opening-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors, you’d think that the obvious luxuries offered by a week of rest and relaxation before beginning the next round would be more than enough to disrupt the early post-season success that’s found the Washington Wizards. But instead of...
Via Sports-Glory
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: Hawks-Wizards Eastern Conference Semifinal Preview

With every first-round playoff series now wrapped up, the NBA Playoffs move to the conference semifinal round. There weren’t many surprises in the initial set of games, so these matchups are going to be pretty darn good throughout the Association. Check out our preview of the Hawks-Wizards series, which gets going Sunday in Atlanta. 1) Atlanta Hawks vs. 5) Washington Wizards Season...
Via Sportsnaut
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

After up-and-down season, Marcin Gortat is dominating in the playoffs

He got a major raise, saw his very own action figure during a Washington Wizards promotional giveaway and got to play on Christmas Day. Those were some of the good things for Marcin Gortat this season.But as the Wizards trailed off after the All-Star break, so too did Gortat. His interactions with the media went from boisterous and friendly to quick and efficient, according to the...
Via Fox Sports
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: The Washington Wizards’ Astonishing Act One

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball to center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), from Lithuania, in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Wizards opened the 2014-15 NBA regular season...
Via The Sports Journal
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards prepared for second-round opponent, be it Hawks or Nets

The first round of the NBA playoffs was rather eye-opening for anyone who watched the Washington Wizards, and it suddenly seems as if Washington is the new team to fear in the Eastern Conference.That might be an overreaction based on a first-round opponent that seemed stronger on paper than it was on the floor, but Ben Mehic of Wiz of Awes lays out the case for the Wizards and argues...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweep the North! Wizards destroy the Raptors

Ran thru the 6 wit my woes pic.twitter.com/OpkgrAkFBk — HBW (@DwavY) April 27, 2015 The Washington Wizards got the first 7-game playoff series sweep in franchise history tonight, demolishing the visiting Toronto Raptors 125-94 in front of a delirious sellout crowd at the Phone Booth. It’s the first time in more than 30 years that the franchise has won a playoff series in back...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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