Found December 21, 2012 on Red's Army:
PLAYERS: Marcin Gortat
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
Hey… remember all those rumors about Marcin Gortat in Boston? Go ahead and give this a read and let me know if you still want the guy: “I think I lost the hunger of the game,” Gortat said. “I wasn’t hungry enough to go and get it just like I used to do. I definitely felt that.” The Suns concluded a five-game homestand on Wednesday with their fourth straight win — a stretch helped by Gortat. He averaged 11.2 points and 10 rebounds during the five games and has 11 blocks during the winning streak. It’s still not production that meets Gortat’s standards, but it’s an improvement from an uneven November that saw Gortat have a season-high night against the Bobcats (23 points) and a season-low effort against the Jazz (one point). “I have a feeling like I’m getting there,” he said. “I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m 100 percent back. I’ll be back if I’m constantly going to start getting minimum 10 (points) and 10 (rebounds). Right now, it doesn’t look like it. “I was in a big blac

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