HoopsHype Marcin Gortat rumors

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Now, it is on Riley to replenish a roster that failed in a five-game NBA Finals loss to San Antonio. As Yahoo Sports reported on Saturday, James is pursuing a full max contract extension, beginning at $20.6 million – or something slightly below. Bosh and Wade will need to take pay cuts – Wade's significant – to create the cap space for Miami to be competitive in pursuit of free agent targets that include Kyle Lowry, Luol Deng, Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza and Marvin Williams. Yahoo! Sports

I've heard Marcin Gortat mentioned in connection with the Cavs, but he will be hot item on the market. The 6-foot-11, 240-pounder is a physical center. He averaged 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds in 33 minutes a game for Washington, and the Wizards really want to keep him. Any contender would love to have Gortat, because he sets serious picks and loves to defend. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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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

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