Marcin Gortat C WAS Nov 24 '78
Marcin Gortat hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, seven rebounds and zero blocks in 21 minutes of Tuesday's loss.
Gortat was complaining about his role earlier in the year and has officially bottomed out, scoring a total of 12 points over his last three games to go along with 19 rebounds and just two blocks. He's hit 6-of-18 shots over that stretch and can't even blame it on the illness he was dealing with a week ago. He's lost his confidence, doesn't appear to be motivated to play, and it doesn't look like he and Lindsey Hunter are getting along too well. Add in some strong play by Jermaine O'Neal, and Gortat isn't even worth starting right now. He should bounce back at some point, and this looks like a nice buy-low opportunity, as long as his confidence hasn't been completely crushed.