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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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With Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons set to debut, John Wall and Bradley Beal recall their early days

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With Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons set to debut, John Wall and Bradley Beal recall their early days

The Philadelphia 76ers will have two No. 1 overall picks make their NBA debuts on Wednesday night in Markelle Fultz (2017) and Ben Simmons (2016). They are in for a challenge with the Wizards, one of the best teams in basketball, and with guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Wall and Beal know that challenge well. They were both top draft picks in their own right, Wall the first pick in 2010 and Beal the third pick in 2012. They can recall in specifics their first games in the NBA and how humbling they were.

"My first game, I was going against Dwight Howard. It was fun," Wall said. "There was a lot of pressure. There were a lot of people talking."

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It's often said that the point guard position is as deep as it's ever been nowadays. The last three MVP awards have gone to point guards, for instance.

There were some good ones back in 2010, too.

"I remember in a five-game span I played like [Rajon] Rondo, Derrick Rose here and then I went out west and played Steve Nash, Chris Paul and Russell [Westbrook]," Wall said. "I don't think it's gotten any harder than it was back then in 2010 with those five guys. You kind of understand what those guys are about when you get to see it firsthand and play against them."

Beal vividly remembers going up against the LeBron James-led Miami Heat as a 19-year-old. It wasn't easy.

"It was the Heat when they had [Dwyane Wade] and LeBron on the same team. That's when D-Wade was electrifying. He still had his quickness. He was strong as I don't know what and I was a baby at that time," he said.

"For me, it was like I was in awe because those are the guys I grew up watching and I was a fan of. Now I'm playing against them and I can't be a fan of them. It was amazing to play against them, but also an eye-opener like, I need to get better."

Now it's Fultz and Simmons' turn to see what matching up with NBA superstars is like and don't expect Wall or Beal to take it easy on them.

"I'm a competitive person, so I'm not going to back down from any challenge," Wall said.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 45 - Season preview with over/unders and bold predictions

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 45 - Season preview with over/unders and bold predictions

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman personal injury lawyers, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller previewed the 2017-18 Wizards regular season with over/unders, biggest questions and bold predictions.

NBC Sports Philly Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato also joined the show to preview the first game between the Wizards and Sixers.

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!

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