WASHINGTON — Marcin Gortat invited Otto Porter and Wizards’ mascot G-Man to accompany him along his summer basketball camp tour in Poland, where these really tall men also climbed inside a submarine.
Gortat is the type of model NBA player any social media-minded writer could get behind. He frequently brings his teammates on trips to Poland; who could forget the time he and Chris Singleton hopped in military vehicles and posed behind massive gun turrets?
Dudley said he went out to Poland for Marcin Gortat's camp 3 years ago. They're close.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) July 10, 2015
And he brings global awareness to his team and home country in the process. On Twitter, you’ll find really awesome images from his latest trip with Porter.
Thx to G-man for being with us! pic.twitter.com/rT8FzoArq4— Marcin Gortat🇵🇱 (@MGortat) July 13, 2015
Also took me 15min to get inside !!😅😅 pic.twitter.com/nbAv1XaSKa— Marcin Gortat🇵🇱 (@MGortat) July 13, 2015
Otto had to come all the way to Poland to check out American ship under polish flag #polishArmy— Marcin Gortat🇵🇱 (@MGortat) July 13, 2015
Truth About It’s Polish correspondent, Bartosz Bielecki, has a fuller breakdown of their Polish trip, especially as it relates to basketball. Read it here.
The players conducted, presumably, a lot of media interviews in their travels, from which several Wizards nuggets could be drawn.
Porter was asked about playing more as a stretch-four for the Wizards next season. His response: “My position is the small forward, but it’s whatever my coach puts me in position. Whether that’s small forward, two-guard, power forward — whatever he feels comfortable. I’m just happy to be able to play with guys like Marcin Gortat, play with him in the starting lineup, and go from there.”
Gortat was asked about his chemistry with Nene, via Truth About It:
“We’re the same kind of players, we tried to play alongside each other, but it got more and more cumbersome over time. The teams also figured out a way to play against us.”