Cross another potential Boston center off the list.
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
Teammate John Wall actually broke the news, scooping Woj, which by itself is quite the accomplishment.
Reports are the five-year deal is fully guaranteed, no team options. That's quite the commitment, but it makes sense for both sides.
Washington is clearly looking to keep its momentum going after knocking off the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs last season. They have arguably the best up-and-coming backcourt in the league with Wall and Bradley Beal and with Nene under contract until 2016, their two-headed monster of a frontcourt will be in place for at least the next two seasons.
For Gortat, he gets to stay on a team he enjoys playing on, is familiar with and he's getting seriously paid.
Barring some sort of sign and trade, Boston was never going to be able to match a deal paying Gortat $12 million per season. So, the search for a center goes on.
@ericblaisdell13 Eric Blaisdell 7/01/2014 09:37:00 PM Tweet