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Wizards agree to five-year, $60 million extension with Marcin Gortat

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Jul 1, 2014.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Got my man <a href="https://twitter.com/MGortat">@MGortat</a> back now waitin for my bro <a href="https://twitter.com/TrevorAriza">@TrevorAriza</a>...Come on !!</p>&mdash; John Wall (@John_Wall) <a href="https://twitter.com/John_Wall/statuses/484126507015483392">July 2, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>:)))</p>&mdash; Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) <a href="https://twitter.com/MGortat/statuses/484126295060541441">July 2, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five year, $60 million contract extension with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/484127262766551040">July 2, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Marcin Gortat's $60 million deal is fully guaranteed across five seasons -- no options -- league source tells RealGM.</p>&mdash; Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/statuses/484127894411554817">July 2, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  2. dobro1229

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    Bad news for the Heat. That was one guy that really could have been a difference maker.

    If they really can create some cap space (I'm talking 7 to 10 million) than I think Pau Gasol might be the way to go if he's willing to take less (assuming some team gets desperate and offers him what I think he's going to get).

    I think this is a signal that the Wiz will probably bring back Ariza as well. They seem like they are figuring out that they have a real shot at making a jump up in the lowly east, and Ariza is pretty important for what they do.

    I don't think the Wiz are a 50 win team, but they could shock people this year if they stay healthy.
     
  3. The_Yoyo

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    12 million /year is pretty good value for a big man like Gortat - hopefully he keeps the production up - I believe he will.

    Surprising that there is no option at all for a contract of that length - I would figure that there would be a team option after year 4.
     
  4. LC Rox Fan

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    Damn, dudes gonna get paid for a while..and into his mid 30s
     
  5. shastarocket

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    $12mill per is a solid deal (Pekovic got the same thing). I'm kind of surprised he didn't at least test the market
     
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    undersized c who relies on his athleticism. the last two or three years of his contract could be hell for the wiz. dude likes to complain when he has a diminished role of offense.
     
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    Now if we can get Lowery to sign with us, Bosh & Wade will take pay cuts for nothing.:grin: Good decision by the Wiz! Unfortunately for us, that probably means they'll resign Ariza also. Wiz trying to be relevant in the East & looking good.
     
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    Yep. This sounds very lucrative considering Gortat's age. No team options, no partial guarantees. This contract will likely stink in a few years.
     
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    they haven't taken the paycut yet. if the heat can't find FAs to sign then they won't take paycuts.
     
  10. AndySwanny

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    This is a very bad contract in two (maybe three) year time. Already overpaid. Gortat is solid but not 12 million a year for five years when he's already 30 and relies a lot on athleticism.
     
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    6'11 without shoes, 7'3.5 wingspan and a 9'2 standing reach.

    in what world is that undersized.
     
  12. Karolik

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    everyone and their mom is being overpaid.
     
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    kyle lowry?
     
  14. Phillyrocket

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    My money is on Evan Turner to the Heat.
     
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    Excellent signing, he played great in playoffs
     
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    Rather hav him then Howard... savn $$$$ to max deal to MELO...
     
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    Good contract for both him and the Wiz. Good big men are a premium in this league. I'm sure the Wiz would've rather had him at 4 years but they couldn't risk losing him and I'm sure Gortat and his agent asked for 5 years for that long term security. His Agent probably gave the Wiz a choice between 5 for 60 or something along the lines of 4 for 55.

    Fair deal deal is fair.
     
  18. hoopster325

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    Wiz are all in on being above average.

    Too bad because Wall-Beal backcourt could be sick with the right supporting cast.
     
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    *Sigh* Seriously? :rolleyes: So we should have skipped on Howard so we could wait the next year to offer Gortat a contract and then hope Melo would follow.. what world do you live on?

    He is not undersized and is really skilled. Not completely reliant on athleticism.
     
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    Above average might win the eastern conference if the Heat breakup.
     

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