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Marcin Gortat reacts to Otto Porter's max contract with Wizards: 'Where's the bag with the money?'

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Marcin Gortat reacts to Otto Porter's max contract with Wizards: 'Where's the bag with the money?'

Soon after Otto Porter's four-year, $106.5 million max contract was announced at a press conference at Capital One Arena, Porter hopped a plane to Poland to help out at Marcin Gortat's annual basketball camp.

Porter joked before he left about how many texts he had received from teammates about how he was now buying dinners on the road. When Gortat first saw Porter in Poland, he had the contract on his mind.

"Where's the bag with the money?"

Gortat shared his thoughts on Porter's new contract on a recent episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast in an extensive interview with CSN's Chris Miller. Here is what he shared about Porter's contract:

"'Where is the bag with money? Even though we are in Poland, you're still paying for everything.' I mean, listen, I'm super happy for him. I'm super happy for him. I'm also jealous, I'm not gonna lie. I'm also jealous. The guy is making twice more than me, over twice more than me. But that's just how it is. It's a business. I'm happy for him. He definitely deserves it. He's a great kid. He's a very smart person. He's a very down-to-earth person. He's a humble person. I've seen his work. He was in the weight room with me a lot. Maybe he wasn't lifting the weights I was lifting, but he was lifting something.

"So, the most important thing is that the guy is a hard worker and he's performing. He's a great rebounder for his size and for his position. Obviously, he's shooting extremely well. I'm just happy for him that he's on the team. Obviously, he's going to be in a tough situation because we have five talented guys in the starting lineup and there's only one basketball. He has to find his spot. He has to find his moments. He's going to have some games. But then when the ball is rolling to him and the game is not going his way, he has to find other ways to help us: playing defense, getting rebounds, having those rotations on point. That's pretty much about everybody."

You can listen to Gortat's full podcast interview right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!

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Wizards set to have Tim Frazier back against Cavs after nasal fracture surgery

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Wizards set to have Tim Frazier back against Cavs after nasal fracture surgery

The All-Star break came at a good time for Wizards point guard Tim Frazier, who missed their last game before the week off due to nasal fracture surgery.

Frazier was back at the Wizards' practice on Tuesday night at Capital One Arena and expects to play on Thursday when the team returns to action on the road at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I feel good. I feel like I can go out there and help them compete," he said.

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Frazier, 27, had surgery to repair his broken nose on Feb. 11 after he was knocked out of the previous night's game between the Wizards and Bulls. Frazier collided face-first with the knee of Bobby Portis and was immediately ushered to the locker room with blood streaming from his nose.

Following the procedure, Frazier had to battle through pain and breathing issues. He feels much better now and had no complications after participating in a full practice.

The challenge now is adjusting to a fitted mask he will have to wear to return to the court. Frazier has never had to wear a mask before in his basketball career.

"[Sweat] was one of the issues today, trying to keep it dry when I'm sweating underneath," he said.

"He looked good," head coach Scott Brooks said. "I thought he would be a little uncomfortable with it, but he seemed fine."

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Frazier has been given advice from the Wizards' training staff, as well as teammate Bradley Beal who has had to wear a mask twice before in his career.

"Brad said that after a while you get used to it. Nobody wants to wear it for the rest of their careers besides Rip Hamilton," Frazier said.

Getting Frazier back is significant for the Wizards, who are already down a point guard with John Wall rehabbing from left knee surgery. Without Frazier against the Knicks on Wednesday, the Wizards had to use Beal and Otto Porter to bring the ball up at times. Now, with Tomas Satoransky and Frazier, they have a starting point guard and a backup who is used to playing the position.

They could have three point guards, as the Wizards continue to weigh their options in free agency. They have to add a player within the next two days to meet the league's minimum roster requirement. Most of the free agents they have evaluated have been point guards as they aim to compensate for Wall's absence, which could last well into the month of March.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller look ahead to the biggest questions the Wizards need to answer after the All-Star break. They also explain why Bradley Beal proved a lot in his first All-Star Game appearance.

They also unveiled a new segment involving guessing Wizards players based on their social media captions.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!