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Rotowire: Oct 11 / 10:37p ET
News: Gortat came off the bench Sunday in spectacular fashion, scoring 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-3 FT) and recording four rebounds and an assist in a 134-100 win over Bauru Basket of Brazil.
Impact: It was strange to see Gortat coming off the bench, but coach Randy Wittman was likely just experimenting with his units for a mostly meaningless game. With no major additions or subtractions to the Wizards' roster this offseason, Gortat should be well positioned to start at center and come close to matching his production from last season, during which he averaged 12.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
Rotowire: Oct 10 / 7:09a ET
News: Gortat tallied 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-3 FT), two assists, and five rebounds in 25 minutes during Friday's 115-104 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: The Polish Hammer is back to man the middle in Washington for the third consecutive season, and looks to build on a solid 2014-15 campaign in which he played all 82 games. Gortat provided superior defense intertwined with the occasional offensive outburst last season, and the Wizards figure to require more of the same from him in the upcoming campaign. The veteran center may have a new frontcourt mate in Kris Humphries if Humphries is able to wrest the starting job away from Nene Hilario, but Gortat should be able to adapt accordingly if that is indeed the case. Gortat will provide modest offensive production on most nights for fantasy owners, but certainly has the potential to augment his value with his above-average rebounding ability. He shapes up as a solid mid-to-late round pick, and would be slotted in the top half of centers.