Marcin Gortat urges relationship with John Wall ‘good’ after airing things out
The Washington Wizards have won their second straight game last night against the New York Knicks and seemingly regrouped after the hoopla surrounding shooting guard Bradley Beal, center Marcin Gortat and point guard John Wall has come to an end.
After both players met with the injured Wall separately, addressing comments said in jest about the state of the team through his absence, fences seem to have been mended, at least according to Gortat. The 6-foot-11 center was overjoyed after the Wizards completed a 20-plus-point comeback against the hot shooting Knicks, noting this was yet another “team” win, emphasizing the air quotes.
The Polish Hammer was asked about his one-on-one meeting with Wall, which he had no problem speaking of.
“Good. We good,” Gortat said, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. “We talked, and everything is fine. We had a conversation, and like I said from Day 1, everything was blown up out of proportion. We talked about different things, and we’re good. We’re completely fine.”
With any backhanded slights out the question, Washington has flourished under the leadership of young gun Tomas Satoransky, who dished out 11 assists in the win after a career-high night against the Bulls, dropping 25 points despite a head and shoulder injury that didn’t keep him out for long after passing the concussion protocol.
Sitting steadily in fourth place in the East, the Wizards will look to welcome Tim Frazier back from a nasal fracture, in hope to keep the ship sailing forward until Wall’s imminent return toward the end of the season.