Marcin Gortat re-signs with Wizards and John Wall loves it

Marcin-Gortat-WizardsMarcin Gortat has re-signed with the Washington Wizards, and his teammate John Wall is thrilled about it.

Gortat’s deal with the Wizards reportedly is five years for $60 million. The amount averages to $12 million per season, which seems like a fair amount for the solid big man. Gortat averaged 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds last season after being acquired by the Wizards from Phoenix.

Moments before news of him re-signing with the Wizards broke, Gortat sent this tweet with a happy face:

Wall then sent this tweet to break the news:

As Wall said, they need Trevor Ariza back, too. Ariza has attracted considerable interest on the free agent market. I would be surprised if he returns.

One good thing for the Wizards concerning the Gortat deal is that there are no player options, according to multiple reports.

Marcin Gortat sneaks into Celtics’ huddle (Video)

There’s a mole in the huddle!

Marcin Gortat had a funny moment during Wednesday’s 118-92 win over the Boston Celtics when he joined the opponent’s huddle in the third quarter. Gortat sneaked in to the Celtics’ huddle before Jeff Green made a pair of free throws in the third quarter, and the funny part is that the Celtics hardly seemed to notice much less care.

Gortat went for 22, 8 and 4 in the win as the Wizards clinched a playoff spot. Maybe it helped that he was feeling so loose during the game.

Marcin Gortat Celtics huddle

Marcin Gortat: NBA should allow fighting

Marcin-Gortat-WizardsThe NBA has very strict rules when it comes to fights during games. Simply put, they are not allowed. Any player who throws a swing is guaranteed to be ejected from the game and almost always faces a suspension. Any player who leaves the bench area during a fight will also be suspended. Marcin Gortat would like to see the fighting rules tweaked quite a bit.

During a very entertaining interview with ESPN.com’s Kyle Weidie, Gortat was asked if there are any rule changes he thinks would help the NBA game.

“I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines,” the Washington Wizards center said. “That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they’re waiting for is a fight, you know what I’m saying? So if they could set it up something like that in the NBA. That if there are two guys and they have a problem, if they could just separate everybody. And these two people that have problem, if they could fight …”

He wasn’t joking.

“Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up,” Gortat continued. “I think the game … these two guys, they resolved their problem. They’re both suspended and they’re leaving. But end of the day, they fix the problem between each other, fans are super excited, and I think that would be a pretty cool idea [chuckles].”

If Gortat is proposing that players be allowed to fight but get suspended afterword, he’s not really proposing that they be “allowed” to fight. That would simply mean referees don’t make an effort to break anything up and the penalty for a fight remains the same.

Gortat, who is 30 and in his seventh NBA season, is obviously an eccentric guy. As we all know, the fighting thing will never fly. He’ll have to stick to taking his frustrations out on towels.

Marcin Gortat rips apart towel in frustration (Video)

Marcin Gortat towelMarcin Gortat had a pretty crappy game for the Washinton Wizards in a 96-88 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, and the big man took out his frustration on a towel.

After picking up his fourth foul of the game, Gortat went to the bench and went Hulk Hogan on a towel. That was like the equivalent of a baseball player breaking a bat over his knee or helmet, only better. If that’s what a 6-point, 8-rebound game in 32 minutes will lead to, then I’m all for Gortat having more bad games.

Just kidding. But that doesn’t come close to topping the other viral gift Gortat gave us last week.

Video via Twitter/Ananth_Pandian

Marcin Gortat tried to do the Dream Shake and failed (GIF)

Marcin Gortat WizardsRecently-acquired Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat was trying to show off his low-post moves during Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he failed miserably.

Gortat was being guarded by Tim Duncan and backing down the Spurs forward. He spun baseline, then tried to do the Dream Shake and ball fake with his right arm. The plan was to get Duncan going towards the basket, and then he would spin back around for an open shot. But Gortat slipped and fell and had to throw the ball away. He almost had it!

Now that we’ve seen Gortat attempt the move and fail, let’s take a look at the master, Hakeem Olajuwon, take David Robinson to school with the Dream Shake:

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