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Person with knowledge of deal: Wizards get Gortat from Suns for injured Okafor, 1st-rounder

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Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, backs down Oklahoma Thunder center Steven Adams, right, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Washington Wizards have agreed to acquire center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for injured center Emeka Okafor and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2014.

Speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade has not been announced, the person says Phoenix will send guards Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown and Malcolm Lee to Washington so the deal will work financially. The Wizards are expected to waive those three players.

The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Gortat averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds last season.

Okafor has been sidelined indefinitely by a herniated disk in his neck.

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