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    Quote Originally Posted by PHILIPeurobasket View Post
    He's great, he's really great !!!
    Gortat is a good, solid, big player. He might be averaging only 3.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in about 10 minutes per game, but he has a great NBA body. He also seems to enjoy "pounding" with the big guys by the basket, which means he might be a contributor for many years in the NBA.

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    Another very good game by Gortat - this time 10 points and 8 rebounds agains Bucks

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    Maybe this guy here is on a roster next season again to battle Marcin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojado View Post
    Maybe this guy here is on a roster next season again to battle Marcin
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    No no no, thanks man

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    Another great game for Gortat.


    As starting center he made in 40:18 min (team leader), 11 pts, 15 reb (team leader), 2 ast, 4 stl (team leader), 29 +/- (team leader).

    Magic won series 4-2. Without Dwight Howard and Courtney Lee in the final game.

    That Gortat's 4th career game as starter and 6th career double-double.


    SVG for the second time with Gortat in S5 said that it is the best win he ever had.






    Just another prove that holding him with Dwight Howard in one team is just a big waste.
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    Marcin Gortat vs. LeBron James @ Game 3 Playoff 2009:
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    Marcin Gortat getting it done for the Orlando Magic

    Kyle Hightower | Sentinel Staff Writer
    May 27, 2009


    The Cleveland Cavaliers entered their Eastern Conference finals series with Orlando believing that if they could somehow manage to get Magic Dwight Howard in foul trouble, they would be in pretty good shape.

    Simple logic, really. Get the big man off the floor and their star, LeBron James, would be free to roam free.

    The Cavs forgot about Marcin Gortat.

    Heading into Tuesday's Game 4, Gortat had provided everything the Magic wanted and more from their backup center.


    With the confidence he already was riding after starting for Howard in Game 6of the Magic's first round series win over Philadelphia, Gortat continues to add sparkle to what has already been a jewel second season.

    "It's been his year, really," Coach Stan Van Gundy said of Gortat, who is a restricted free agent after this season. "He's been good and consistent. And not only does he have a lot of confidence, but we as coaches and his teammates have great confidence in our ability to play with him."

    A project when he arrived in Orlando, Gortat rebounded from what he admits was a "bad training camp" to find his groove during the regular season. It included playing exceptionally well in back-to-back starts for an injured Howard in mid-December.

    "I went through a lot of things this year," he said. "The first 20 games I was sitting on the bench and just praying for the chance. And finally in [Utah, Golden State], everything started. ... And I believe I can help the team even more."

    His numbers haven't been staggering in the playoffs. Entering Game 4 Tuesday Gortat was averaging 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in limited minutes.

    But his presence has been felt in other ways.

    He had two blocks on James in Game 3 and helped the Magic hang on to the lead and the win with quality minutes after Howard got his fourth foul in the third quarter.

    He finished the night with four points, five rebounds and the two rejections.

    "I don't even know how to compare it," Gortat said. "It's like having an Escalade and beating a Ferrari. ... I got over 30 messages [after Game 3] and most of them were about blocking LeBron rather than winning the game. But I just look at it as it's more important to help stop LeBron from getting to the basket and getting dunks.

    "After the second block he looked at me and I could read his face and it was like 'Next time I'm going to dunk on you.' So I'm waiting for that."

    As to what his signature season might do for his prospects this summer and beyond, Gortat said right now he's just living in the moment.

    "There's such a big pressure right now with everything is going on," he said. "I really don't know what's going to happen. Right now I'm just trying to focus on the game. And trust me, right now there is nothing else in my head except trying to block LeBron James [again]. That's the only thing I'm thinking right now."
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    Despite being blown out by the Lakers, Gortat got some good minutes and contributed 4 points. 8 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals in 20 minutes of play.

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    Gortat should get a nice little contract this summer, even though he has the tackiest tattoo in the NBA. Gortat is an unrestricted free agent this summer. A lot of teams will take a long look at him. He's proved that he can be a good 15-20 minute back-up in the NBA...will any team let him start?

    For me, he's a good back-up. His power game is fantastic, which makes him a good back-up for Howard. Unfortunately, I really don't think his skills game is that great, like Howard. I don't know. Still, he'd be nice for Cleveland to look at.
    "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvblair View Post
    Gortat should get a nice little contract this summer, even though he has the tackiest tattoo in the NBA. Gortat is an unrestricted free agent this summer. A lot of teams will take a long look at him. He's proved that he can be a good 15-20 minute back-up in the NBA...will any team let him start?

    For me, he's a good back-up. His power game is fantastic, which makes him a good back-up for Howard. Unfortunately, I really don't think his skills game is that great, like Howard. I don't know. Still, he'd be nice for Cleveland to look at.

    Gortat is restricted free agent. Stil a very small possibility of staying in Orlando.

    And he can be a starter in NBA next season.

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    Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks are bringing Gortat to town to tour the area and the team's facilities after extending him an offer believed to be worth Dallas' full mid-level exception -- which could translate to a five-year deal starting at roughly $5.6 million -- in hopes of dissuading the Orlando Magic from matching the offer.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4303432

    It means $5,6 million per year, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richey666 View Post
    It means $5,6 million per year, right?
    Of course.

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    No.

    It's 5,6 in first year.

    In next years he will get more.

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    He got injured today. Do not know how serious ,but it didn’t look good though

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    All hail the Polish Hammer


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    Gortat in the dunk contest next year?
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    Not that this has anything to do with Gortat or Polish basketball, but Lietuvos Rytas' Aussie center Aron Baynes will be in the Lithuanian League dunk contest. I doubt he can do something of Gortat's caliber shown in the last vid...
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    Gortat had a great final game. He scored 16 points, making 5-6 (two pointers) and 6-6 (free throws). He also had 6 rebounds in 15 minutes of playing time.

    He finishes the regular season with 3.6 points, 4.2 rebounds in about 13 minutes of playing time per game. He shot 53% from the field.

    In the play-offs, the emphasis turns toward defense and big men, and Gortat is a pretty good defender. If Cleveland and Orlando play, I expect to see him a lot.
    "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas

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    Marcin Gortat has a Flickr photo page. It's really fun to look through. He's got some great pictures of his teammates and they seem to be having. I guess he's a big sports car fan.
    "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas

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