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“It’s not easy,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of vets. We’ve got a lot of older guys. They’ve got to take care of their bodies. At the end of the day it’s the players’ responsibility. I personally can’t understand how this is possible, how people can get constantly hurt. You’ve got to do something. You’ve got to change something in your routine to become a bigger pro, to become a better player and more professional about stuff you do.”
“I personally take responsibility, too,” said Gortat, who has played in 34 of 40 games this season. “Stuff with my knee, somewhere down the line I could prevent that, but I haven’t. I feel like it’s my responsibility to make sure this thing isn’t going to happen again, so if everybody else is going to take the same approach, then we’re going to be a better team.”
Gortat has been taking medication to combat what’s believed to be an infection in his knee and said the discomfort and swelling are nearly gone. Monday was the first time this season Gortat was on the court in tandem with front-court mate Nene, who missed extensive time with a strained left calf and most recently one game with a strained right triceps.