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Sources: Wizards Re-Sign Gortat for 5 years, $60 Million



    The Washington Post
    INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 5: Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) beats Indiana Pacers forward David West (21) and Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) to the rebound under the Wizards' basket during the first half of the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Field House on Monday, May 5, 2014. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)


    A person familiar with the deal says center Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.

    Gortat, acquired in a trade with the Phoenix Suns last October, played an integral role in Washington's run to the Eastern Conference semifinals. The 30-year-old native of Poland nearly averaged a double-double per game with 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds in 32.8 minutes.

    During the playoffs, Gortat made history in Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers. With 31 points and 16 rebounds, he shot 86.7 percent from the field, the highest ever in NBA playoff history in a 30-point, 15-rebound performance. 

    Free agency opened throughout the NBA early Tuesday morning. According to Russini, one other team has submitted an offer to Gortat.


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