NBA free agency winners and losers
JUL 21, 12:51p ET | Randy Hill
Rotowire: May 18 / 2:40p ET
News: Gortat will play for the Polish national team this summer, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Gortat finished the 2014-15 season having played in all 82 games. He averaged 12.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 30 minutes per game. That was the least number of minutes he'd averaged per game in over three seasons. Coach Randy Wittman often opted to play Gortat limited minutes in the fourth quarter, so if the team decides to lean on him more in crunch time next season, it's possible Gortat's minutes could take a hike north again. Beside the rotation changes that may affect Gortat's value next season, he also told the media that he dealt with some personal issues this season that may have sidetracked him at times.
Rotowire: May 5 / 8:38p ET
News: Gortat posted 10 points, nine rebounds, and one assist in 32 minutes of action in Game 2 against the Hawks.
Impact: Gortat was limited in foul trouble and ultimately fouled out in 32 minutes of action. He's been very effective in the postseason so far, but Tuesday's performance was a weak one for the center. Expect him to bounce back in Game 3.