Gortat: Suns ‘Weak’, ‘Missing Character’
(Marcin) Gortat became a solid center over 2½ Suns seasons to the point that they went 4-17 after losing him to a foot sprain. He could be a trade piece as much as a building block. Gortat is so candid that he comes across cocky or self-absorbed to teammates and staffers. Gortat said he has not performed well enough to speak up more, especially after his stats regressed. But he also cannot help being honest in assessing the team’s plight, saying many young players think they are better than they are.
“We are missing character,” Gortat said. “We are missing just strong minds in the team. We are just weak, mentally weak basically. We just need more talent. We need more athletic, energetic guys and people who want to compete and fight.”