Suns' Gortat says he's healthy, ready to dominate for Poland in Eurobasket tourney.
By RANDY HILLFS Arizona
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.
story posted on Eurobasket2013.org, 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 website’s main takeaway from this story was Gortat’s claim that he’s “tired of losing.”
Well, he’s had plenty of it around here and -- despite roster-related team optimism regarding a future that Marcin’s expiring contract won’t allow him to participate in -- figures to encounter a little more before moving on.
We really don’t mind if Gortat is a bit “presumptuous” but wonder if there was something lost in translation.