TAG: Marcin Gortat

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

GIF: Huge Marcin Gortat Block Leads To John Wall’s Reverse, Double-Pump Slam

Iman Shumpert, Marcin Gortat

Iman Shumpert, Marcin Gortat

Of the countless attributes why basketball ranks as the world’s best game is a near constant stream of end-to-end action. There’s no waiting, players perform on both sides of the ball, and offense turns to defense and vice versa in a flash. This huge block of an Iman Shumpert dunk by Marcin Gortat and ensuing reverse, double-pump jam by John Wall is a shining example of what makes hoops – played at its highest level, too – so enthralling. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Marcin Gortat & Martell Webster Show Off “Sexual…Chocolate” Mohawks

Martell Webster, Marcin Gortat

It seems John Wall wasn’t the only Wizards player sporting something unique today. Teammates Marcin Gortat and Martell Webster were — similar to Steven Adams‘ media day mustache — rocking a twin pair of mohawks with Gortat explaining the origin behind the new hairdo’s in hysterical fashion . Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Report: Pierce Says Wizards Opponents Will “Get Beaten Up” At Verizon Center

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce admitted that it was strange wearing different colors than Boston Celtics green and gold last season. Now playing for his third team in as many years and without long-time teammate Kevin Garnett by his side for the first time since 2007, Washington Wizards red and blue surely feels just as weird if not more so than Brooklyn Nets black and white. But a player like Pierce belongs to the game more than any single franchise, and you can bet he’s intent on making the same on- and off- court impact in Washington as he did in his previous long and short stops. And even though training camp has yet to begin, The Truth’s deep-rooted basketball ideology is already rubbing off on his teammates. Read More »

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 »