TAG: Marcin Gortat

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 1, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Report: Gortat Agrees To Five-Year, $60 Million Deal With Wizards

Marcin Gortat

The Washington Wizards won a playoff series last season for the first time since 2005. October trade acquisition Marcin Gortat was key to the team’s rare success, and has been rewarded thusly and then some for his efforts. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowksi, Gortat has agreed to a five-year, $60 million extension to remain in Washington for the long-haul. Read More »

instagram / Jul 1, 2014 / 10:00 am

Marcin Gortat Travels Behind Heavy Gun Turret

Marcin Gortat

Wizards free agents Marcin Gortat and Chris Singleton were in Gortat’s native Poland over the weekend to help out with Marcin’s basketball camp. Wiz coach Randy Wittman and Senior Vice President Tommy Sheppard flew to Poland on Friday to meet with the free agent. Not sure what their reaction was to Gortat and Singleton’s military-style ride to a game. Read More »

NBA / Jun 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Trevor Booker on Wiz Playoff Run, Gortat’s “300″ Impressions & More

Trevor Booker

For what Washington Wizards Power Forward Trevor Booker lacks in size he makes up with his blue-collar approach. At 6-8, the Clemson product wore many hats this season for an exciting Washington Wizards team that made the playoffs for the first time since a DeShawn StevensonLeBron James beef turned into a Jay-Z diss track. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 8, 2014 / 6:00 pm

The Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents Of 2014

Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol

Some teams will hope to improve this summer by relying heavily on a deep NBA Draft class, while others will look elsewhere to fill the void in their lineup. Every summer, the NBA season always becomes more interesting with the NBA Draft at hand: players get traded, stars opt out of their contracts looking for sweeter deals, or a free agent is simply looking to play somewhere else. Read More »

Smack / Jun 4, 2014 / 10:45 am

After Randy Wittman Extension, Marcin Gortat Wants Him To Finally Dunk

Randy Wittman, Marcin Gortat

After finishing 44-38 with the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards easily got by the Bulls in the first round and took two games from the Pacers in the Conference Semifinals. Head coach Randy Wittman was awarded with a 3-year extension, so now center Marcin Gortat wants him to make good on his promise to dunk the ball. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

John Wall & Marcin Gortat Help Wiz Blow Pacers Away

John Wall

The Washington Wizards faced elimination on Tuesday night playing in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. John Wall and Marcin Gortat had been struggling in the first round, but in Game 5, they both delivered with huge performances during a lopsided 102-79 win that was even more of a blowout than the score suggests. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / May 7, 2014 / 10:51 pm

Watch Marcin Gortat Jam It On Ian Mahinmi

Marcin Gortat, Ian Mahinmi

The Indiana Pacers hosted the Washington Wizards again in Game 2 on Wednesday night, looking to get back on track in the series. In the first quarter, Marcin Gortat briefly deflated the Indy crowd with a huge rim-rocker. Gortat set the high screen for John Wall and rolled to the bucket. After receiving the bounce pass from Wall, Gortat demoralized Ian Mahinmi with an authoritative one-handed dunk and snarl. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Limping Coach Randy Wittman Still Owes His Wizards A Slam Dunk

Randy Wittman

Coaches use all sorts of tactics to motivate their players. We’re not sure the Wizards needed any extra incentive to bring it against the Chicago Bulls in their opening-round series, but Wiz coach Randy Wittman provided them some anyway. He told his players he’d dunk the ball if they advanced past the Bulls, and now his players want to collect. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The Wizards Will Make The Eastern Conference Finals

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Since the Washington Wizards took care of business rather early by winning their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls in five games, the basketball world has had some time to digest what just happened.

The Wizards handed the Bulls–yes, those Bulls that everyone was told to avoid in the postseason–the series loss by making it look easy. Washington’s offense was too quick, too consistent, and too spread out for the hard-nosed, defensive Bulls to handle. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / May 1, 2014 / 11:18 pm

NBA Probes Twitter Threat Against Wizards

Macin Gortat, John Wall

The Washington Wizards ran into a deranged fan, not so uncommon in the sports landscape, but this man’s anger and violence as the Wizards were eliminating the Chicago Bulls in the first round, called for a formal investigation. The fan threatened Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza and other Wizards players after Washington’s Game 2 win in Chicago. Read More »