Found August 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PLAYERS: Marcin Gortat
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
After a three-week U.S. rehab visit, Suns center Marcin Gortat seems pretty intent on leading Poland to some level of glory at the upcoming Eurobasket Tournament in Slovenia. In a story posted on, the Polish (Quote) Machine was -- as usual -- splendidly candid on the topics of his abilities, the health of his foot and his fondness for losing. Speaking specifically of the European tournament (we think), Gortat said: "I'll do anything to dominate the paint, I am convinced that there is no basketball player who can guard me. What I say might sound presumptuous, but at this point I'm very confident." The websites main takeaway from this story was Gortats claim that hes tired of losing. Well, hes had plenty of it around here and -- despite roster-related team optimism regarding a future that Marcins expiring contract wont allow him to participate in -- figures to encounter a little more before moving on. We really dont mind if Gortat is a bit pre...

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