RotoWire Partners

Marcin Gortat

33-Year-Old       Washington Wizards

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

13.0

REB

13.0

AST

1.0

STL

0.5

BLK

1.5

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Gortat, who’s seen at least 29 minutes per game since 2011-12, continued to be a league staple at the center spot least season. On the year, the bruising rebounder and pick-and-roll man posted 10.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 31.2 minutes per game while shoo...

Read more about Marcin Gortat

HT: 6' 11"   WT: 240 lbs   DOB: 2/17/1984  College: Poland   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #57 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Marcin Gortat Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $60 million contract with Wizards in July 2014.

October 18, 2017  –  Marcin Gortat News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Gortat tallied 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 FT), 17 rebounds, three blocks and one assist across 34 minutes during Wednesday's 120-115 win over the 76ers.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Marcin Gortat – simply subscribe now.

Marcin Gortat NBA Stats – Per Game
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 23 6 6.8 3.0 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.0 47.1 66.7 0.3 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.8 0.3 0.5
2008-09 24 63 12.6 3.8 4.5 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.0 56.7 57.8 0.4 1.5 3.0 0.0 100.0 1.7 3.0 0.4 0.7
2009-10 25 81 13.5 3.6 4.2 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.0 53.3 68.0 0.6 1.3 2.9 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.8 0.6 0.9
2010-11 26 ORL 25 15.8 4.0 4.7 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.0 54.3 66.7 0.7 1.5 3.2 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.2 0.5 0.7
2010-11 26 PHO 55 29.7 13.0 9.3 1.0 0.5 1.3 0.0 56.3 73.1 1.2 2.0 7.3 0.1 25.0 5.3 9.5 2.3 3.2
2010-11 26 ORL/PHO 80 25.4 10.2 7.9 0.9 0.5 1.1 0.0 56.1 72.5 1.0 1.9 6.0 0.1 25.0 4.2 7.5 1.8 2.4
2011-12 27 PHO 66 32.0 15.4 10.0 0.9 0.7 1.5 0.0 55.5 64.9 1.4 2.8 7.2 0.0 0.0 6.5 11.7 2.5 3.8
2012-13 28 PHO 61 30.8 11.1 8.5 1.2 0.7 1.6 0.0 52.1 65.2 1.6 2.1 6.4 0.0 0.0 4.8 9.3 1.5 2.3
2013-14 29 WAS 81 32.8 13.2 9.5 1.7 0.5 1.5 0.0 54.2 68.6 1.6 2.5 7.0 0.0 100.0 5.6 10.4 1.9 2.8
2014-15 30 WAS 82 29.9 12.2 8.7 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.0 56.6 70.3 1.2 2.2 6.5 0.0 0.0 5.4 9.5 1.5 2.1
2015-16 31 WAS 75 30.1 13.5 9.9 1.4 0.6 1.3 0.0 56.7 70.5 1.6 3.0 6.9 0.0 0.0 5.8 10.2 1.9 2.8
2016-17 32 WAS 82 31.2 10.8 10.4 1.5 0.5 0.7 0.0 57.9 64.8 1.5 2.9 7.5 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.2 1.3 1.9
2017-18 33 WAS 2 34.5 13.0 13.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 61.1 57.1 0.5 3.5 9.5 0.0 0.0 5.5 9.0 2.0 3.5
Rest Of Season Projections 33 WAS 79 32.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marcin Gortat
2017-18 Projections 33 WAS 80 30.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marcin Gortat

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcin Gortat NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 34.5 13.0 13.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 61.1 57.1 0.5 3.5 9.5 0.0 0.0 5.5 9.0 2.0 3.5
Last 14 Days 4 29.8 8.5 8.0 1.3 0.3 1.0 0.0 58.3 54.5 1.5 1.8 6.3 0.0 0.0 3.5 6.0 1.5 2.8
Last 30 Days 6 25.5 7.5 6.7 1.5 0.3 1.0 0.0 57.6 58.3 1.3 1.7 5.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 5.5 1.2 2.0
Last 5 Games 5 25.8 7.8 7.0 1.2 0.4 1.0 0.0 59.3 58.3 1.2 1.8 5.2 0.0 0.0 3.2 5.4 1.4 2.4

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Marcin Gortat
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the stat averages.
Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Oct 20 DET 115-111 35 10 9 1 1 0 0 4 6 2 4 0 0 2 7 5
Oct 18 PHI 120-115 34 16 17 1 0 3 1 7 12 2 3 0 0 5 12 3
Oct 13 @NYK 103-110 26 0 3 2 0 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 4
Oct 11 @MIA 117-115 24 8 3 1 0 0 1 3 5 2 2 0 0 0 3 2
Oct 8 CLE 102-94 10 5 3 1 1 1 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0
Oct 6 NYK 104-100 24 6 5 3 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
Marcin Gortat Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Projected Stats Additional Projected Stats
Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Today at Denver Nuggets Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
Wednesday at Los Angeles Lakers Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Marcin Gortat – Playing Time & Selected Stats

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Center

1.  Marcin Gortat

2.  Ian Mahinmi

XJason Smith

3.  Chris McCullough

Washington Wizards

True Shooting Percentage

61.7%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Marcin Gortat has a true shooting percentage of 61.7%.

?

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

Our 2017-18 projections are reserved for RotoWire subscribers. Click here to subscribe now.

What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Marcin Gortat

<a href='/basketball/showArticle.htm?id=35888'>FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays</a>

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Andre Snellings breaks down the night's top values, headlined by Devin Booker, whose Suns will look to rebound from an opening-night blowout.

Marcin Gortat NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 23 6 36.0 15.8 14.0 1.8 0.9 0.9 0.0 47.1 66.7 1.8 7.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 14.9 1.8 2.6
2008-09 24 63 36.0 10.8 13.0 0.6 0.8 2.4 0.0 56.7 57.8 1.1 4.4 8.6 0.0 100.0 4.8 8.5 1.2 2.0
2009-10 25 81 36.0 9.7 11.3 0.6 0.6 2.3 0.0 53.3 68.0 1.5 3.4 7.8 0.1 0.0 4.0 7.5 1.7 2.5
2010-11 26 ORL 25 36.0 9.1 10.7 1.5 0.6 1.9 0.0 54.3 66.7 1.5 3.5 7.3 0.0 0.0 4.0 7.4 1.1 1.6
2010-11 26 PHO 55 36.0 15.8 11.3 1.2 0.6 1.5 0.0 56.3 73.1 1.4 2.4 8.9 0.1 25.0 6.5 11.5 2.8 3.9
2010-11 26 ORL/PHO 80 36.0 14.5 11.2 1.2 0.6 1.6 0.0 56.1 72.5 1.4 2.6 8.6 0.1 25.0 6.0 10.7 2.5 3.4
2011-12 27 PHO 66 36.0 17.3 11.2 1.0 0.8 1.7 0.0 55.5 64.9 1.5 3.2 8.1 0.0 0.0 7.3 13.1 2.8 4.3
2012-13 28 PHO 61 36.0 13.0 9.9 1.4 0.8 1.9 0.0 52.1 65.2 1.9 2.5 7.4 0.1 0.0 5.7 10.9 1.7 2.6
2013-14 29 WAS 81 36.0 14.5 10.4 1.9 0.6 1.6 0.0 54.2 68.6 1.7 2.7 7.7 0.0 100.0 6.2 11.4 2.1 3.1
2014-15 30 WAS 82 36.0 14.7 10.5 1.4 0.7 1.6 0.0 56.6 70.3 1.5 2.6 7.9 0.0 0.0 6.4 11.4 1.8 2.6
2015-16 31 WAS 75 36.0 16.1 11.8 1.7 0.8 1.5 0.0 56.7 70.5 1.9 3.5 8.3 0.0 0.0 6.9 12.2 2.3 3.3
2016-17 32 WAS 82 36.0 12.4 12.0 1.7 0.6 0.9 0.0 57.9 64.8 1.7 3.4 8.6 0.0 0.0 5.5 9.5 1.5 2.2
2017-18 33 WAS 2 36.0 13.6 13.6 1.0 0.5 1.6 0.0 61.1 57.1 0.5 3.7 9.9 0.0 0.0 5.7 9.4 2.1 3.7
Rest Of Season Projections 33 WAS 79 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marcin Gortat
2017-18 Projections 33 WAS 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marcin Gortat

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcin Gortat NBA Stats – Totals
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 23 6 41 18 16 2 1 1 0 47.1 66.7 2 8 8 0 0.0 8 17 2 3
2008-09 24 63 794 239 286 14 18 53 1 56.7 57.8 25 96 190 1 100.0 106 187 26 45
2009-10 25 81 1090 293 341 17 17 70 0 53.3 68.0 46 104 237 3 0.0 121 227 51 75
2010-11 26 ORL 25 396 100 118 17 7 21 0 54.3 66.7 17 38 80 0 0.0 44 81 12 18
2010-11 26 PHO 55 1636 717 513 53 29 70 1 56.3 73.1 64 110 403 4 25.0 294 522 128 175
2010-11 26 ORL/PHO 80 2032 817 631 70 36 91 1 56.1 72.5 81 148 483 4 25.0 338 603 140 193
2011-12 27 PHO 66 2114 1017 659 59 48 99 0 55.5 64.9 90 185 474 2 0.0 427 769 163 251
2012-13 28 PHO 61 1876 680 516 75 40 98 0 52.1 65.2 99 128 388 3 0.0 295 566 90 138
2013-14 29 WAS 81 2655 1068 767 138 41 121 1 54.2 68.6 126 202 565 1 100.0 455 840 157 229
2014-15 30 WAS 82 2453 1001 717 97 49 110 0 56.6 70.3 100 180 537 3 0.0 439 775 123 175
2015-16 31 WAS 75 2256 1012 741 106 47 96 0 56.7 70.5 121 222 519 1 0.0 433 764 146 207
2016-17 32 WAS 82 2556 883 849 121 40 61 0 57.9 64.8 119 238 611 2 0.0 390 674 103 159
2017-18 33 WAS 2 69 26 26 2 1 3 0 61.1 57.1 1 7 19 0 0.0 11 18 4 7
Rest Of Season Projections 33 WAS 79 2539 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marcin Gortat
2017-18 Projections 33 WAS 80 2472 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marcin Gortat

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcin Gortat NBA Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 23 6 6.8 49.1 47.1 9.0 9.0 1.0 4.3
2008-09 24 63 12.6 57.8 57.0 5.7 10.2 0.6 7.7
2009-10 25 81 13.5 56.3 53.3 5.3 14.2 0.4 6.9
2010-11 26 ORL 25 15.8 56.2 54.3 13.8 13.8 1.0 8.1
2010-11 26 PHO 55 29.7 59.8 56.4 7.4 8.9 0.8 19.0
2010-11 26 ORL/PHO 80 25.4 59.4 56.1 8.3 9.7 0.9 15.6
2011-12 27 PHO 66 32.0 57.8 55.5 5.7 8.8 0.7 20.6
2012-13 28 PHO 61 30.8 54.3 52.1 9.4 12.4 0.8 16.2
2013-14 29 WAS 81 32.8 56.8 54.2 11.5 10.5 1.1 19.2
2014-15 30 WAS 82 29.9 58.7 56.6 9.2 9.5 1.0 18.1
2015-16 31 WAS 75 30.1 59.2 56.7 9.8 11.2 0.9 19.9
2016-17 32 WAS 82 31.2 59.3 57.9 12.3 12.1 1.0 18.2
2017-18 33 WAS 2 34.5 61.7 61.1 8.3 4.2 2.0 23.5
Rest Of Season Projections 33 WAS 79 32.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marcin Gortat
2017-18 Projections 33 WAS 80 30.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marcin Gortat

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcin Gortat: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gortat registered eight points (3-5 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 117-115 loss to the Heat.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat accumulated 13 points (6-12 FG, 1-1 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists and one block across 31 minutes during Thursday's 116-89 Game 3 victory over the Celtics.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat recorded 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 loss to the Celtics in Game 1.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat will have his minutes limited Wednesday against the Heat, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat will see limited minutes in Monday's game against the Pistons, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat tallied six points (2-7 FG, 2-2 FT), 16 rebounds and one block across 27 minutes during Saturday's 98-93 loss to the Hornets.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat registered 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-6 FT), 15 rebounds and one assist across 34 minutes in a 125-124 overtime win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat finished with six points (3-8 FG), three rebounds, one assist and one block across 19 minutes during Tuesday's 131-127 victory over the Suns.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat scored 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, an assist and a block in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 112-108 win over the Wizards.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat scored 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding 17 rebounds and a block in 36 minutes during Saturday's 105-91 win over the Pelicans.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat scored 21 points (10-13 FG, 1-1 FT) and added 14 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 33 minutes during Thursday's 116-108 win over the Lakers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gortat scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-3 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 31 minutes during Sunday's 107-94 win over the Pelicans.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 outlook.

2016-17

As was the case for his prior two seasons with the Wizards, Gortat was again a model of consistency in 2015-16, starting 70-plus games while routinely serving as the team’s go-to source of scoring in the frontcourt. Though his averages of 13.5 points (on 56.7% shooting) and 9.9 rebounds per game were comparable to what he’d put up the year before, Gortat actually raked in 19 more double-doubles. The 32-year-old is set to enter his 10th NBA season, but doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of slowing down, even as the Wizards deployed more stretch-four types alongside him a season ago. New coach Scott Brooks isn’t expected to utilize Gortat much differently from how the since-fired Randy Wittman did, so look for the Polish center to continue seeing around 30 minutes per game while routinely challenging for double-doubles. That should be good enough for Gortat to approach top-10 fantasy value among centers.

2015-16

If the league is concentrating on small ball after the Warriors' success in the playoffs, no one had better tell Marcin Gortat. For the second straight season, the Wizards center posted excellent numbers in an iron-man season that saw him play 30 minutes per game in all 82 contests. The 31-year-old native of Poland provided 12.2 points on 57 percent from the field and 70 percent from the line with 8.7 rebounds. Gortat finished the regular season with strength by hitting better than 60 percent of his field goals in March and April. He also averaged 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.3 blocks. Gortat continued to be productive in the playoffs with 12.4 points and 8.8 rebounds as the Wizards swept the Raptors before being beaten by the Hawks in six games. Against Toronto, the 6-11 center hit 74 percent of his field goals on his way to 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds. He cooled off against Atlanta and played just 12 minutes in the Game 6 ouster. Nevertheless, Gortat should be ready for the new season, and his age should not be counted too much against him because he played light minutes early in his career.

2014-15

An 80-game starter for the Wizards last season, the 30-year-old Gortat cashed in big, inking a five-year, $60 million contract in July. The deal was well-earned, as Gortat shined during his first year with the team, averaging 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks. The Polish center has a well-rounded game that allows him to contribute in nearly every category, with the obvious exception of three-point shooting. He's solid at the line for a center, as he made 69 percent of his free-throw attempts last season, and is a 67-percent foul shooter for his career. While perhaps underappreciated before he landed in Washington, Gortat posted similar production to last season's during his three years with the Phoenix Suns from 2010-11 to 2012-13. He's locked in as the Wizards' starting center for the foreseeable future, and while unlikely to go much higher than last season's 13.2 points per game, Gortat could very well crack double-digit rebounds for the second time in his career. He consistently plays with a high energy level and has reasonably good touch at the rim. There's not much room left for individual improvement, but with his team on the rise, Gortat could perhaps see a slight bump in points and/or assists.

2013-14

Following a midseason trade to Phoenix during the 2010-11 season, Gortat quickly became one of the more reliable options at the center position. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to carry over that breakout success from the previous two seasons into the 2012-13 campaign. With Steve Nash no longer in the desert to run the pick-and-roll, Gortat saw his production drop last year, finishing with averages of 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. While still steady, those numbers were a significant drop from the 15.4 points and 10.0 rebounds he averaged in his lone full season with Nash. Aside from Nash being gone, Gortat was also hampered by a foot injury that forced him to miss the final 21 games of the regular season. His injured foot appears to have recovered fully, as Gortat was able to participate with Poland and post productive lines during international play this summer. With an expiring contract and first-round pick Alex Len waiting in the wings, Gortat could eventually find himself on the trading block, but he's expected to begin the season with the rebuilding Suns and likely open the year as the team's starting center.

2012-13

The former backup to Dwight Howard cemented himself as a quality fantasy option at center in his first full season with the Suns. Gortat racked up career-highs across the boards, finishing with averages of 15.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks while playing 32 minutes per game. The 28-year-old center also proved to be durable, appearing in all 66 games for Phoenix. He was great at running the pick-and-roll with Steve Nash, showing the ability to cut to the rim for an easy finish or popping out for a 10-foot jumper. Of course, the Suns lost Nash to the Lakers this offseason, so Gortat won’t have a premier playmaker setting him up this season. He should still prove to be productive for the rebuilding Suns, though, as the team will likely go to Gortat in the low post early and often. Plus, with Jermaine O’Neal as the only other center currently on the Suns’ roster, Gortat could see a boost in playing time. There will be plenty of other attractive names at the center position on draft day, but don’t forget about Gortat in the early-to-middle rounds if you’re targeting a dependable pivot who will provide double-double production on a nightly basis.

2011-12

After wasting away as Dwight Howard’s backup in Orlando for the first three and a half years of his career, Gortat was finally freed by a midseason trade to Phoenix last year. With Steve Nash feeding him bunnies, Gortat went on to average 13.0 points and 9.3 rebounds in 55 games with the Suns, despite often seeing limited minutes off the bench. Once Suns coaching staff wised up and started giving Gortat significant playing time, he erupted to the tune of 15.3 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks with solid percentages (56.3 FG, 70.9 FT) in 28 games after the All-Star break. While Gortat was never used as much of an offensive weapon for the Magic, he consistently exhibited quality low-post moves and also proved to be a threat on the pick-and-roll with the Suns. Now that Gortat has solidified himself in the Suns’ rotation, expect the Robin Lopez experiment to be a thing of the past. He might not be as big of a name as other center options out there, but Gortat is well worth a mid-round investment.

2010-11

Before last season the Magic signed Gortat to a five-year, $34 million deal. That's a lot of money to pay someone who, ultimately, ended up playing a bit more than 13 minutes per game in the first year of said deal. His per-minute numbers suggests Gortat could put up around 10 rebounds and 2.0 blocks given starter's minutes. That won't happen unless he's traded, though-or starter Dwight Howard is seriously injured.

2009-10

Gortat signed with Dallas as a restricted free agent this summer, only to see the Magic match his rather large deal from the Mavericks. Back with the Magic, Gortat will be the team's backup center to Dwight Howard. The team obviously views him as a key part of the team with its willingness to match the Mavericks' 5-year, $34 million offer sheet, but he will continue to come off the bench for the foreseeable future. In that role, Gortat's fantasy value will be limited.

2008-09

Gortat saw action in nearly every playoff game last year, a sign that he could be in line for more time on the floor this season. The other backup centers are better defensively and have more experience, but Gortat could see more playing time if his athleticism wins out.

2007-08

Gortat will provide the Magic with a big body off the bench, but he'll have a difficult time finding minutes in his rookie season.

2005-06

Gortat is largely an unknown European commodity in his first NBA year. What has been noticeable from his summer play is a decent offensive touch, but a serious lack of bulk. He should not be on your fantasy squad.