Marcin Gortat: Just what John Wall needed
March 31, 2014 - John Wall
One can't entirely decider a Marcin Gortat trade until a summer, when a Wizards contingency confirm either to re-sign him, how many is too many for a team’s destiny and when a effects of losing a profitable item in a first-round collect potentially perceptible themselves.
But this year, Gortat has been distant improved than we and many others anticipated. The Wizards hoped his collect and hurl finishing ability — he was maybe a many fit hurl male dual years ago with Steve Nash and was still among a many fit finishers even in a down year in 2012-13 — would assistance lift John Wall to new heights. Early on, that wasn’t happening, and Gortat was honest in his miss of chemistry with his new indicate guard. These lines, via Truth About It, came after a Wizards’ initial home game:
“I’m training to play with John, who’s super fast. At some point, when I’m environment a screen, by a time we open up, he’s already during a rim, so it looks like he doesn’t need me to hurl to a basket. So again, I’m only learning. In a fourth quarter, Coach pronounced ‘Go set a screen’ and [John] only told me ‘No, no, we don’t need shade now,’ so he’s flattering many good adequate to do it on his own. Like we said, it’s a training routine for me.”
Boy, have things changed. Gortat’s soothing hands have turn a vital arms for Wall and a outrageous reason because Wall is starting to delayed down in half-court situations instead of only zooming to a rim.
Thus, to commemorate a pairing, I’ve set some Wall/Gortat collect and hurl highlights to “Just What we Needed” by The Cars. Enjoy.