Washington DC, MD, United States (4E Sports) – The Washington Wizards have acquired center Marcin Gortat and three other players from the Phoenix Suns for the expiring contract of Emeka Okafor and a protected No. 12 pick in 2014.
Guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall join Gortat with the Wizards.
The 6-foot-11 Gortat averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season for the Suns.
He will give the Wizards what team president Ernie Grunfeld called a “very consistent and productive inside” offense to go with its prized starting backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Gortat’s arrival also allows the Wizards to move Nene to his preferred position at power forward.
Gortat said he had no hard feelings for the Suns and wasn’t surprised a deal happened.