After earlier comments, Marcin Gortat 'just going to work on it'

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Just days after voicing frustration with his role on the team, Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat appeared to backtrack on Tuesday night. Currently, the Suns are just 4-7 overall and Gortat is attempting two less shots per game than he did last season.

After voicing displeasure with his role on the team to a Polish media outlet on Monday, Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat appears to have backtracked quite a bit.

Here is what Gortat had to say about the situation on Tuesday, via ArizonaSports.com:

"It is what it is; I'm just going to work on it," Gortat said.

That "it" appears to be his current role on the Phoenix Suns. As things stand, Gortat is averaging 11 points and a team-high 9.8 rebounds and three blocks per game. Gortat is also playing a career-high 33.8 minutes per game, although he is attempting two fewer shots per game than he did a season ago.

And for the 6'11 center from Poland, most of his frustration seems to lie in his role with the reconstructed Suns offense. Phoenix is just 4-7 overall and adjusting to life without veteran point guard Steve Nash, who is now with the Lakers. Goran Dragic has replaced Nash at point guard and is one of a handful of new players with the organization this year.

Gortat and the Suns will play host to Portland on Wednesday night.

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