Wizards re-sign Marcin Gortat

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Washington Wizards signed a key member of their playoff run from this past season on Thursday, they announced in a news release.

Marcin Gortat, the team's PF/C, re-upped with the Wizards, the team said.

"Re-signing Marcin was a top priority for us this summer so that we could maintain continuity and improve on what we accomplished last season," said Grunfeld. "His scoring ability, rebounding and defensive presence are matched only by his work ethic, leadership and personality, which all combine to make him an excellent fit in what we are trying to build moving forward," the team's news release to the media said.

Gortat averaged 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds for the Wizards in 81 games. He had 37 double-doubles, and he was second in the NBA in double-doubles after the All-Star break with 20.

"In 11 playoff games last season, Gortat averaged 13.0 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks while shooting .492 from the field. He raised those averages to 14.8 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting .578 from the field in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and notched new playoff career highs with 31 points and 16 rebounds in the Wizards' Game Five win at Indiana," the team's news release said.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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