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

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.

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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

"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.