After having a solid year, 6-foot-11 center Marcin Gortat will be staying with the Washington Wizards after agreeing to a five-year, $60 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five year, $60 million contract extension with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2014
The Polish center was one of the most productive big men in the league by averaging 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this past season. He definitely helped the Wizards make it back to the playoffs this season and a second round elimination is nothing to ashamed off, especially, since it was their first post season appearance after the Gilbert Arenas era.
Now with the right pieces falling into place for the Wizards, we can probably expect this young team to make a lot more noise as they continue to mature and develop more chemistry with one another. With players like John Wall, Bradley Beal, and (hopefully) Trevor Ariza—the future of the team looks really bright.
It’s just a matter of time before we see the Wizards becoming one of the elite teams in the NBA once again.