Wizards Insider: Marcin Gortat


Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Wizards-Bulls NBA playoff series could be decided by battle in the paint

Marcin Gortat and Nene will look to match the physical play of Chicago’s leader in Joakim Noah.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, Marcin Gortat, NBA playoffs, Nene, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat on underdog role: “Why would they pick us?”

The Wizards are heavy underdogs entering first-round playoff matchup with Chicago Bulls.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:58 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Wizards realize work isn’t done after reaching ‘one of our goals’

The Wizards had some fun during after a game that clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 but more work remains.

By Michael Lee  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, NBA, playoffs, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Marcin Gortat says Wizards lack that killer instinct the Phoenix Suns possess

Marcin Gortat says his former team, the Phoenix Suns, has more of a killer instinct than the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat makes surprising return from back injury

Big man was considered questionable for Friday’s game with a strained lower back, but was okay after some some unorthodox treatment.

By Michael Lee  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat on back injury: “It’s not a big deal”

Gortat was a late scratch in Portland with a strained lower back but will attempt to come back in Los Angeles.

By Michael Lee  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Portland Trail Blazers, Wizards-Trail Blazers

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Marcin Gortat, Wizards hope to slow down Charlotte’s Al Jefferson again

Since struggling against the Wizards in January, Bobcats big man has been nearly unstoppable.

By Michael Lee  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Even in defeat, Wizards like chances against Miami Heat

The Wizards are 1-2 against the Miami Heat but are confident that they could hang with two-time defending champion if the two teams met in the playoffs.

By Michael Lee  |  06:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Wizards ready for ‘tough game’ in Miami

The Wizards gave the Miami Heat its third-worst loss of the season when the teams met on Jan. 15 in Washington. They are expected a “tough game” in the rematch.

By Michael Lee  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Heat, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Still collecting $3.5 million from Wizards, Shannon Brown has moved on to Spurs

The Wizards had no use for Shannon Brown after acquiring him from Phoenix in a deal for Marcin Gortat, but he has rebounded well with the San Antonio Spurs.

By Michael Lee  |  09:25 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor, Marcin Gortat, NBA, Shannon Brown, Wizards

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Wizards help Marcin Gortat get a win against his former team

The Wizards are now 4-0 the past two seasons in road games in which a player faced the team that traded him for the first time.

By Michael Lee  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat still adjusting to new surroundings

Gortat has made a difference since arriving from Phoenix but is still trying to find his place within the team.

By Michael Lee  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Wizards in quest for winning record before hitting the road

Washington won’t get any “fairy dust” by going over .500, it would give them a jolt of confidence

By Michael Lee  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Wizards block season-high 12 shots in win over Philadelphia

The Wizards had a season-high 12 blocked shots in win over Philadelphia 76ers.

By Michael Lee  |  10:53 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Wizards vs Bulls: Game 38 Open Thread

After big win over Miami, the Wizards hope to alleviate some of their Verizon Center woes during current home stand.

By Michael Lee  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Marcin Gortat on Dwight Howard: “It’s one of the matchups I’m always waiting for”

After backing up Dwight Howard for four years, Marcin Gortat knows his former teammate well and is looking forward to matchup.

By Michael Lee  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Marcin Gortat, Rockets

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/11/2014

Wizards go out with a whimper in Indiana

Wizards post third-lowest scoring output in franchise history with 66 points in a horrific offensive display against the Indiana Pacers.

By Michael Lee  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Struggling Marcin Gortat says Wizards have ‘got to regroup’

Marcin Gortat and the Wizards try to regroup after a recent string of poor showings.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Randy WIttman

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gorat improving after injuring left hand in Pistons win

Marcin Gortat jammed his thumb on the rim while blocking a dunk attempt by Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith late in Wizards’ 106-99 win on Monday.

By Michael Lee  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat seeking more inside touches

Marcin Gortat would prefer to play more inside but has been getting more shots on the perimeter since Nene went down.

By Michael Lee  |  12:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Marcin Gortat believes Wizards can win 50 games

The Wizards are at .500 for the first time in four years, but Marcin Gortat believes that the team can rise much higher - to 50 wins.

By Michael Lee  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Wizards steal win in Milwaukee with defense, Marcin Gortat

The Wizards needed to clamp down defensively and get a big game from Marcin Gortat to avoid losing in Milwaukee.

By Michael Lee  |  07:08 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat plays “angry,” has big game against New York

After a few bad offensive games, Marcin Gortat plays “angry” and has his best game as a Wizard with 16 points and 17 rebounds against New York.

By Michael Lee  |  05:02 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Marcin Gortat misses out on Phoenix Suns’ hot start after trade to Washington Wizards

Gortat was excited about joining a playoff contender after leaving Phoenix, but the Suns currently have a better record than the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Nene, Marcin Gortat ready for ‘huge challenge’ in Brooklyn

After stellar debut starting together in Philadelphia, the Wizards’ big men will be greeted by Brooklyn’s more imposing front line.

By Michael Lee  |  11:58 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Nene

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat: ‘I’m ready to play’

Newcomer Marcin Gortat is still learning the Wizards’ scheme but he plans to err on the side of aggressive play against the Detroit Pistons.

By Michael Lee  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat

Posted at 12:57 AM ET, 10/26/2013

What the Marcin Gortat trade means for the Wizards

The Wizards sacrificed a draft pick in the heralded 2014 NBA draft in an effort to make a run at the playoffs now.

By Michael Lee  |  12:57 AM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Washington Wizards trade Emeka Okafor and 2014 draft pick to Phoenix for Marcin Gortat

Gortat averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds last season.

By Michael Lee  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor, Marcin Gortat