10:27 PM EDT, July 1, 2014
According to multiple media outlets, Gortat received a five-year, $60 million deal. The contract can't be finalized before July 10.
Among the first to report the news was Gortat's teammate, guard John Wall, who wrote on Twitter, "Got my man @MGortat back now waitin for my bro @TrevorAriza...Come on !!"
Ariza, a swingman, is another Wizard who became a free agent Tuesday.
Gortat posted a few minutes later on Twitter, "I'm proud to say Washington will be my home."
The 30-year-old Poland native averaged 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds while playing 81 games and making 80 starts last season. Over his seven-season NBA career, he is averaging 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Last season was his first campaign in Washington, and his average of 32.8 minutes per game was a career high.
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