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June 26, 2014 Updates
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Sources say that the Mavericks, however, fear they'll be priced out of the hunt to pry Gortat from the Wizards, who have ample space under the salary cap and are interested in keeping the 29-year-old Gortat as part of a young core of a team that broke the franchise's five-year postseason drought and advanced to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. ESPN.com

June 4, 2014 Updates

Michael Lee: Caron Butler ponders future after OKC's season ends with loss to SAS: http://wapo.st/TdclSt / Marcin Gortat: @Michael Lee get him... Twitter

Ben M: Marcin wants Caron Butler back in a Wizards uniform. RT: @MGortat: @Michael Lee get him... / Marcin Gortat: @Ben M, @Michael Lee that would be awesome Twitter

May 29, 2014 Updates

Michael Lee: I've found international players ? like Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol or Marcin Gortat ? to be the most honest and direct. It might be because English isn't their first language and it's probably tougher to filter what they're going to say. NBA players treat a good question like an alley-oop lob. You serve it up nicely and wait for the jam. SI.com

May 17, 2014 Updates

So, what about next season? How much has Gortat thought about his NBA playing future? "I didn’t think about that. Matter of fact I have a meeting right now with my agent. I don’t know. I would love to be here. I would love to be back here on this team," said Gortat shortly after leading the Wizards in scoring for the second straight game with 19 points. He continued. "There are a few different things I’m going to look at and definitely one the biggest things for me is a point guard. Obviously John is a tremendous talent. He’s definitely going to get better next year. That’s going to be one thing I’m going to look at." CSNWashington.com

May 16, 2014 Updates

If the Wiz have to choose between Gortat and Ariza in free agency, who stays? Gortat. The Polish Hammer is undoubtedly the priority. The Wiz, remember, surrendered a first-round pick to Phoenix mere days before the start of the season to acquire Gortat from the Suns in what was seen a desperate move by a playoff-starved franchise. ESPN.com

Zac Boyer: Gortat: "I would love to be back here on this team." Said he will be looking for a team with a good point guard, and Wall is that. Twitter @ZacBoyer

Ben Standig: On idea of a PG, Gortat added, "Obviously John is a tremendous talent." Gortat mentioned "next year" several times postgame. #WizardsTalk Twitter @BenStandig

May 14, 2014 Updates
May 13, 2014 Updates

Ariza is almost 29, and Gortat is 30. Executives around the league figure they will get something between $15 million and $20 million per year combined on the open market, likely on three- or four-year contracts. The Wiz are interested in re-signing both, and you can’t really blame them. They are surely hoping the market for Ariza dampens amid concern over the red light blinking “CONTRACT YEAR” and whether Ariza would get the same juicy corner 3s without Wall’s freakish fast-breaking. Grantland

“I gotta ask you this one,” I said to Gortat recently. “It’s embarrassing, but people want to know. Do you actually shave your armpits?” Let me stop for a moment to point out that, in addition to being a tremendous addition on the court, Gortat is arguably the best quote in the Wizards locker room. At least to my ears. He’s honest, he’s interesting, he’s occasionally surprising, he’s colorful, and he doesn’t wring the necks of random writers who ask about his personal hygiene. “I shave yeah, sometimes,” Gortat said. “Not, like, shave with razor. Just shave, yeah.” With electric clippers, he meant. Washington Post

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