Marcin Gortat RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marcin Gortat calls Scott Brooks a "class act" after meeting in Orlando

    Bullets Forever "At Scott Brooks' introductory press conference last month, the Wizards' new coach talked quite a bit about his approach to player development. He said, "Developing players is not just on the court, it's off the court." From the looks of things, he's already putting his money where his mouth is..." May 15

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Marcin Gortat has "parted ways" w/his longtime agent Guy Zucker, a person w/knowledge of the situation told me, after 9yrs #WizardsTalk #NBA

  • Pairing Nene and Marcin Gortat together again will not fix anything for the Wizards

    Bullets Forever "As the Wizards have struggled to adjust to playing with smaller lineups this season, more than one person has suggested the Wizards go back to playing Marcin Gortat and Nene together again. After all, the Wizards seemed to do just fine with them together on the floor last season. They had a net..." January 19

  • Wizards' Marcin Gortat in hospital to have knee checked for infection

    ESPN "Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat missed Monday's win over the Chicago Bulls with a sore left knee, but coach Randy Wittman said the team will have him checked for a staph infection. "We don't know," Wittman said. "We got to get him to the hospital when we land and give him some IVs and..." January 12

  • Marcin Gortat stays in charitable mood all year long

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Marcin Gortat tends to spread himself thin between basketball and all of his off-court activities, from flying in kids from his camps in Poland to giving away tickets to random fans for every home game via social media and sitting down to eat with them. In the midst of his shaky start to the..." December 21

  • Marcin Gortat to miss at least two games due to family emergency

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat is expected to miss at least two games to be with his mother, who has been hospitalized in his native Poland, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Washington hosts the Phoenix Suns on Friday and the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday before facing..." December 03

  • Marcin Gortat didn’t appreciate getting called out by Randy Wittman

    Washington Post "On Tuesday night, an irked Randy Wittman vented his frustration after the Oklahoma City Thunder routed his Washington Wizards by 24 points. He questioned his team’s confidence. He called them soft. And then he narrowed his focus, guaranteeing that he could grab one defensive rebound in 27 minutes..." November 15

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    NBA Official @NBAOfficial

    WAS's Marcin Gortat fined 5K for violating leagues anti-flopping rule for 2nd time. See at

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Gortat says he's feeling "lost" and some things "aren't working for me." #WizardsTalk #NBA @CSNWizards #WizHornets

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five year, $60 million contract extension with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Report: Mavs to pursue Gortat "A few seasons ago, the Dallas Mavericks poached a former All-Star big man from a team in Los Angeles with hopes he could thrive playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavs’ marriage with ex-Clippers center Chris Kaman didn’t go well at all, but it seems that the Mavs are perhaps interested in taking..." June 24

  • Nene really wants Gortat back: 'He completes me'

    CSN Washington "Forgive Nene if he sounds like he's quoting lines from Jerry Maguire. He can't help it when talking about Marcin Gortat, who he excelled with in the low post in their first season together with the Wizards. Nene hopes it wasn't the last. Gortat, an unrestricted free agent, sounds like he wants..." May 27

  • Gortat joins growing chorus: 'Mentally, we're weak'

    CSN Washington "This one needs context. Earlier this season, when Al Harrington still was out from surgery to his right knee, the 16-year veteran observed that the Wizards' greatest weakness was between the ears. Marcin Gortat headed down a similar path after Wednesday's loss, the sixth in nine games, to the..." March 27

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Marcin Gortat is out with a strained lower back #wizards

  • Marcin Gortat suggests NBA allow in-game player fights

    Pro Basketball Talk "Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, in a Q&A with Kyle Weidie at TrueHoop, was asked which NBA rules he’d change: I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines. That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing..." March 11

  • Wizards’ Marcin Gortat seeking more inside touches

    Washington Post "Marcin Gortat watched John Wall’s corner three-pointer bounce high off the rim, curled around Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap and hammered home a furious one-handed jam. As his Wizards teammates hopped from their seats to applaud, Gortat angrily strutted back. Gortat embraces being big, loves..." December 16

  • Gortat unhappy with role

    CSN Washington "Marcin Gortat wants a sitdown with his coach after turning in another sub-par performance for the Wizards, who lost their fourth game in a row Saturday vs. the Los Angeles Clippers. Gortat, a 6-11 center, was the only starter not in double figures scoring, shooting just 3-for-10 for six points..." December 15

  • Marcin Gortat believes Wizards can win 50 games

    Washington Post "Marcin Gortat let it slip so nonchalantly, then grinned sheepishly when he saw the stunned reaction of those around him. While discussing the Wizards’ rapid climb from the bottom to the third-best record in the Eastern Conference after Monday’s 98-80 victory over the Orlando Magic, Gortat wanted..." December 05

  • Gortat leads Washington to third straight win, 100-92 over Bucks

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards looked unfocused and out of sync and repeatedly flirted with disaster Wednesday night with their careless passes and defensive lapses. The only saving grace was that they were playing the lowly Milwaukee Bucks, a struggling team that showed up at Bradley Center on a..." November 28

  • Wizards’ Nene, Marcin Gortat quickly form bond in front court

    Washington Post "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams planned to drive the baseline and sneak past the Washington Wizards’ defense for a quick layup, but his path was cut off by Nene. When Williams elevated the ball just out of Nene’s long reach, center Marcin Gortat came behind Nene to block the..." November 10

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Gortat is ready to go. Might not start with just 3 practices but he'll play RT @everlastingitch Gortat seem ready to go? Starting?

  • Wizards players, front office excited about Marcin Gortat trade

    Washington Post "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..." October 27

  • Suns trade Gortat, Brown, Marshall to Wizards for Okafor

    SB Nation "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..." October 25

  • Gortat plans to fight the good fight for Suns

    Fox Sports Arizona "As the player assigned by many the rank of most likely NBA player to be traded Marcin Gortat arrived for training camp with a pragmatic and admirable approach to this season. "Now I've got three young stars coming to the practice to try to beat me up" the Polish Hammer Machine told reporters at..." October 05

  • Keeping Bledsoe, Gortat would take Suns out of 2014 Free Agent market

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Conventional wisdom says that the Phoenix Suns are gearing up for the summer or 2014 or 2015 to charge back into the league's elite. But all that could be derailed if they keep free agents Marcin Gortat and Eric Bledsoe. This summer the Phoenix Suns did not sign any free agents. Not one. For..." September 13

  • 'Presumptuous' Gortat ready to dominate

    Fox Sports Arizona "After a three-week U.S. rehab visit Suns center Marcin Gortat seems pretty intent on leading Poland to some level of glory at the upcoming Eurobasket Tournament in Slovenia. In a story posted on the “Polish (Quote) Machine” was -- as usual -- splendidly candid on the topics..." August 24

  • Report: Tests show Gortat's foot OK; center to return to Polish team

    CBS Sports "Two weeks ago we told you how Suns center Marcin Gortat had returned to the United States from playing with the Polish national team for tests on his foot. Now reports that he'll rejoin the Polish team over the weekend. " August 15

  • Suns' Gortat returns to United States to have foot looked at

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Polish Hammer Marcin Gortat was in Poland (appropriately enough) preparing with his national team for the upcoming EuroBasket tournament. Except now he’s back in the United States getting a foot problem looked at according the FIBA’s EuroBasket Web site. Remember that Gortat sprained his..." August 05

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    Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

    Source: Spurs-Suns deal 4 Gortat would either be n a Splitter sign-and-trade or Diaw/filler. Suns get at least a 2014 1st rounder either way

  • Suns' Marcin Gortat mulling options as season closes

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Marcin Gortat would like a chance to suit up, enter a game and say goodbye to fans … for this season, not forever. Gortat has a remaining contract year for $7.8 million, although there is no guarantee that next season’s highest-paid Suns player will return. There was great..." April 06

  • Marcin Gortat Ankle Injury Happened

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Marcin Gortat came down on a Raptor ankle the ground late in the first quarter and exited the game. He had a strong eight point, four rebound performance going through 11 minutes and thanks to some nifty pick and roll play, finished with an impressive 4-6 shooting result in what's otherwise been..." March 07

  • Suns announce that Marcin Gortat will miss 3-4 weeks with Lisfranc sprain in right foot

    Arizona Republic "The Suns have announced that Marcin Gortat will miss 3-4 weeks with a Lisfranc (midfoot) sprain in his right foot. Gortat was injured late in the first quarter against Toronto on Wednesday. Gortat has played in 182 consecutive games since being acquired by the Suns on Dec. 18, 2010. He is..." March 07

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    Marc Stein @

    Suns just announced that center Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) is out three to four weeks thanks to sprained right foot

  • Suns add Gortat injury to insult of blowout loss

    Fox Sports Arizona "In Wednesday night's episode of How The Lottery Picks Turn, some disorder was restored by the Phoenix Suns. Riding a draft-diminishing wave of a three-game winning streak, the Suns parlayed four days of practice into a demonstration of how to hold a team under 100 points and still lose by..." March 07

  • Oklahoma City exploring Marcin Gortat and P.J. Tucker for Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb and a first-round pick

    Arizona Republic "Much of the Suns’ trade talk seems to have simmered down as the Thursday 1 p.m. deadline nears, but there is one more possibility. reported New York’s interest in Jermaine O’Neal and Toronto’s interest in Sebastian Telfair while another source said there was All-Star break talk of..." February 20

  • Phoenix Suns Marcin Gortat, P.J. Tucker for Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb and pick?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Nothing more has been made of this rumor, so it may have already died on the vine. I know that the Phoenix Suns are extremely averse to letting rumors fly of actual, live trade talk, so this may be no more than a one-way pipe dream. Yet this rumor appears heavily in favor of the Suns, despite..." February 20

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    Chris Broussard @

    U never say never but source close to situation says Josh Smith to Phx 4 Gortat-headlined package is unlikely

  • Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns cannot agree on extension

    Bright Side Of The Sun "On the surface, this appears to be the start of irreconcilable differences where yet another Suns star gets walked out of town when his deal expires. First it was Joe Johnson, then Amare Stoudemire and finally Steve Nash. And those were just the guys who weren't traded for lesser talent before..." November 27

  • Marcin Gortat vents he's no longer even considered in Phoenix

    Pro Basketball Talk "Not a lot of people noticed outside the Valley of the Sun, but Marcin Gortat was playing at a near All-Star level when paired with Steve Nash last season, as the big in a lot of his pick-and-rolls. This season it is not the same in Phoenix. Nash is in Los Angeles and the Suns are 4-7 and..." November 19

  • Marcin Gortat working on being more physical

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Marcin Gortat prefers the nickname the "Polish Machine," given to him by his Polish coaches as a youth even though most fans here know him as the "Polish Hammer." Even the "Machine" would acknowledge that he needs a little more "Hammer" in his game. The byproduct of showing a..." April 20

  • Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat disappointed in result vs. old team

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Marcin Gortat was giving credit to how the Orlando Magic prepared him to develop further in Phoenix and said he hoped to dunk in his first trip back Orlando to pay homage to the coach who treated him like a son. "I'm going to yell actually, 'Brendan Malone created that monster,' "..." March 22

  • Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat looks to bounce back vs. Utah

    Arizona Republic "An eight-point, four-rebound game used to be a fine night for Marcin Gortat. Playing beyond everyone's expectations was the fun part for Gortat. Now the grind of living up to expectations becomes the job. The Suns center won't relax his expectations, which go beyond how far he has come in 15..." March 14

  • Suns' Marcin Gortat thriving against big competition

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Marcin Gortat's All-Star stage came Friday and Sunday nights. Gortat will be back in Orlando during the All-Star break only because he still has a home there from his playing days. Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum will be the Western Conference's starting center there, turning..." February 21

  • Suns lose to Spurs despite Marcin Gortat's big night

    Arizona Republic "Not even two years ago, the Suns were in the AT&T Center on a Sunday enjoying one of the franchise's all-time favorite moments -- a playoff sweep of the San Antonio Spurs. This is another season, another Sunday, another team and another kind of four-game run. With the four remaining Suns from..." January 16