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Source: Gortat gets 5 years, $60M from Wizards

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards during the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 15, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by J

WASHINGTON (AP) A person familiar with the deal says center Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.

The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be signed until July 10 under NBA free agency rules.

Shortly afterward, Gortat tweeted: ''I'm proud to say Washington will be my home.''

Acquired in a trade from the Phoenix Suns just before the start of the regular season, Gortat played a major role in the Wizards' return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He averaged 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds and missed only one game.

Gortat was in the final year of his contract, but he made it clear he wanted to return to the Wizards.

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