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Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat
Gortat with the Suns in 2011
NameMarcin Gortat
CaptionGortat with the Suns in 2011
PositionCenter
Height Ft6
Height In11
Weight Lb240
TeamPhoenix Suns
Number4
NationalityPolish
Birth DateFebruary 17, 1984(age 32)
Birth PlaceŁódź, Poland
Draft Round2
Draft Pick57
Draft Year2005
Draft TeamPhoenix Suns
Career Start2003
Teams *ŁKS Łódź (2002 2003) *RheinEnergie Cologne 99ers (2003 2007) *Orlando Magic (2007 2010) *→Anaheim Arsenal (2007) *Phoenix Suns (2010 present)

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Marcin Gortat, pronounced "MAHR-cheen GOR-taht" (born February 17, 1984 in Łódź), also known as the Polish Hammer, is a Polish professional basketball player who plays the center position for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. The 6'11", 240 pound power forward/center is the son of boxer Janusz Gortat. He was a second-round draft choice of the Phoenix Suns in the 2005 NBA Draft and was traded for future cash considerations to the Orlando Magic. Gortat started his career in ŁKS Łódź, then he played 3 seasons in RheinEnergie Cologne in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga. RheinEnergie Cologne won the domestic championship in 2006.


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