NBA rumors: Marcin Gortat announces his retirement

“I’m retiring, I’m finishing my basketball career”, Marcin Gortat said in an interview with TVP Info. “I thank all my supporters that were watching me, supporting me because it was very important to me”, emphatized Gortat, the only Polish in NBA history.

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Marcin Gortat: "It's time to end my career. I think this is the moment. I gave myself a year to see what life would bring me and it brought me the decision of retiring".
Marc Stein: The East-leading Bucks are among the teams that have weighed signing free-agent center Marcin Gortat -- who IS playoff-eligible for his next team -- but league sources say Milwaukee, to this point has elected not to take its interest further
Marcin Gortat: I would like to say thx u to @LAClippers organization for this opportunity! I wish I could finish the season in LA but I understand how this business works. Thx u to Doc, Lawrence and staff members for great time we had. Once a clipper always a clipper!! #stayHealthy! #stayReady

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The L.A. Clippers have waived center Marcin Gortat, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. “We will miss the toughness Marcin brought to the group,” said Frank. “He was a tenacious defender and screen-setter, and we are grateful to have been a part of his long and distinguished career.”
Marcin Gortat said he's read how people have written how he's gotten old and he's adamant that he has plenty left in the tank. He made it clear he hates when the Wizards and other teams go small, stating that "small ball is trash." Gortat doesn't know what the Wizards will do with him entering the final year of his deal but he made it clear he can still play.
Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat said today he doesn’t expect his NBA career to continue after his current contract expires following the 2018-19 season, and he added he would love to end his career with the Orlando Magic. “I would love to join the team for maybe two or three months, or maybe half a season at least,” Gortat told the Orlando Sentinel after the Wizards completed their shootaround Friday at Capital One Arena.
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January 28, 2023 | 8:32 pm EST Update
“As I’ve gone through free agency this time around, of course I’m thinking of where I can compete for my third championship, but the words home and family are what I kept coming back to … I need to be there for my daughter, for my son, for my wife,” Parker posted. “I can’t be without them for parts of the season when Lailaa is in school and I won’t miss her volleyball games or school dances simply because of distance. Lailaa starts high school in August and I need to be there for her, just as she’s been there for me. “After evaluating the landscape together with my family, we’ve decided the Las Vegas Aces are the right organization for us at this point in our lives.”