Marcin Gortat, (born February 17, 1984), also known as the Polish Hammer, is a Polish professional basketball player who plays the center position for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'11', 240 pound power forward/center is the son of boxer Janusz Gortat. He was a second-round draft choice of the Phoenix Suns in the 2005 NBA Draft and was traded for future cash considerations to the Orlando Magic. Gortat started his career in KS d, then he played 3 seasons in RheinEnergie Cologne in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga. With them he won the domestic championship in 2006 and played in the 2006-07 Euroleague season for the first time in the team's history. In his youth, Marcin was frequent in athletics such as high jump and football.
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