Gortat had a strong 2015-16 season, nearly averaging a double-double. Gortat shot a career-high 56.7 percent from the field. This was good for 13.5 points per game to go along with 9.9 rebounds. Although he missed a total of seven games, the 32-year-old had a great bill of health, only missing three games in mid-January with a knee infection. Gortat additionally missed three games in December to be with his sick mother in Poland and sat out the final game for rest since the team wasn't playoff bound. Gortat will look to continue his success in Washington next year and should be taken in mid-rounds of standard league drafts with three guaranteed years still remaining on his current contract.
Gortat is out of the lineup for the Wizards' season finale Wednesday against the Hawks, Steve Buckhantz of the team's official site reports. Gortat will join John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Markieff Morris on the pine. In the quartet's stead, expect some combination of JJ Hickson, Jared Dudley, and Drew Gooden to dominate the workload in the frontcourt.
Gortat recorded a double-double with 21 points (10-11 FG, 1-2 FT) and 13 rebounds to go along with four assists and a block across 31 minutes during Sunday's win over the Hornets. The center took advantage of a soft Charlotte front court to deliver his first 20-10 game in nearly two months, posting his highest assist total during that time-frame as well. Gortat could assume a slightly heavier workload on the offensive end if John Wall (knee) continues to sit, making him a solid fantasy option considering his ability to contribute in rebounds and blocks as well.
Gortat compiled 21 points (10-12 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, and one assist in 29 minutes during the Wizards' 114-109 loss to the Clippers on Sunday. Gortat had five fouls, which may have resulted in less playing time. Regardless, he was as efficient as it gets on offense, making 10 of his 12 attempts. Wizards' guard John Wall makes life easy for Gortat, setting him up for lots of easy dives to the rim. Still, the season is winding down, and it would take more than a minor miracle for Washington to make the playoffs now that they are four games back of eighth place with only five games remaining. Still, until the team is officially eliminated from playoff contention, expect Gortat to continue putting up quality numbers.
Gortat tallied 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds and two blocks over 29 minutes in Friday's 106-99 victory over the Suns. The veteran center got back into double digits with his scoring after a pair of games where he averaged only 7.5 points. Gortat's work on the glass has remained consistently strong however, as he's now managed six straight double-digit rebound games, and eight in his last contests. Frontcourt mate Markieff Morris took on some extra offensive load Friday in his battle against former teammates, but Gortat continues to be a solid source of production in points and rebounds.
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