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The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcin Gortat to the Wizards for Emeka Okafor and a protected 2014 draft pick.
The deal also included Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall to Washington.
Gortat goes into Washington averaging 11.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
“We have solidified our frontcourt by adding a player who has established himself as a very consistent and productive inside presence over the last three seasons,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement.
On the other end of the trade, Okafor is out indefinitely after missing training camp because of a herniated disk in his neck. Last season, Okafor averaged 9.7 points and 8.8 rebounds.
Gortat should fit nicely with point guard John Wall and two guard Bradley Beal. He adds a scoring option to a team that already has two solid ones.
According to ESPN, the Wizards will have to waive Marshall, Brown, and Lee in order to keep their roster at 15 players, which is the maximum allowed by league rules.
The Washington Post reports Gortat will receive $7.7 million as he is in the last year of his existing contract.
The Wizards hope to give themselves a better chance in the Eastern Conference by acquiring Gortat.