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Washington Wizards (43-39)


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Wizards send Marcin Gortat to Clippers for Austin Rivers

WASHINGTON (AP) Seemed fairly clear that Marcin Gortat and the Washington Wizards were ready to part ways. Now they will.

The Wizards traded Gortat, their starting center, to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers on Tuesday night. Both players are entering the final season of their contracts and are set to earn similar salaries, making a straight-up exchange work under NBA rules.

The 34-year-old Gortat is a durable, screen-setting big man who has played 12 years in the league, the past five with Washington. He averaged 8.4 points and 7.6 rebounds last season, his lowest numbers since 2009-10, when he was with the Orlando Magic, but could fill a need in Los Angeles if DeAndre Jordan departs.

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Leaders
Points: Bradley Beal22.6
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat7.6
Assists: John Wall9.6
FG%: Otto Porter Jr.50.3%
Steals: Otto Porter Jr.1.51
Blocks: John Wall1.10
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.0 (15)
Rebounds: 42.5 (11)
Assists: 22.3 (10)
FG%: 46.2% (17)
FT%: 76.1% (11)
3P%: 34.9% (6)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 106.6 (14)
Rebounds: 43.1 (21)
Assists: 25.2 (4)
FG%: 46.7% (11)
FT%: 77.2% (16)
3P%: 37.5% (4)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Miami 44 38 .537 --
x-Washington 43 39 .524 1.0
Charlotte 36 46 .439 8.0
Orlando 25 57 .305 19.0
Atlanta 24 58 .293 20.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/12/2018 Dwight Howard Signed as Free Agent
7/10/2018 Jeff Green Signed as Free Agent
7/3/2018 Mike Scott Declared Free Agency
7/2/2018 Thomas Bryant Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/27/2018 Otto Porter Jr. Left leg contusion
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