The Washington Wizards are coming off of one of the best seasons in franchise history, advancing to the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
Heading into the off-season, Washington had two key players entering free agency; Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Wiz have come to terms with Gortat on a massive deal.
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
While that may seem like a steep price to pay for the Polish big man, true center’s are hard to come by in the NBA today.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Gortat’s contract has no options and is fully guaranteed.
"No options and a fully guaranteed $60 million" for Gortat, says one source close to process
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2014
Wizards guard John Wall took to Twitter to let everyone know how excited he was to have Gortat back, and that the team was working to bring back Ariza too.
— John Wall (@JohnWall) July 2, 2014
There had been reports of Miami being interested in Gortat, but the center will be back in D.C. for the foreseeable future.