For Warriors, not bad month to be without Bogut

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For Warriors, not bad month to be without Bogut

OK, so its not great news that Warriors center Andrew Bogutsaid it could be one month, two months or three before he comes back and playsa game for the team.Want some good news?If ever there was a month not to have Bogut around, it wouldbe this month December.RELATED: Warriors' December schedule
Nobody is saying that the Warriors are as good with Bogut asthey are without Bogut, but there are a lot of games coming up that arewinnable whether he plays or not.In December, the Warriors have Orlando (twice), Detroit,Washington, New Orleans, Sacramento and Charlotte (twice).Of course, some of those are on the road, but nevertheless if you want to be a playoff team, then youre going to have to win your shareof those.Once the Warriors get into late December and January, theschedule gets a little tougher. But by that time, you figure Bogut will begetting there and closing in on a return. At least that is the hope.Right now the Warriors are 8-6 and right in the middle ofthings. Theyll be without Bogut for a little while, but theres no reason theycant hang around until he returns.

Warriors GM Myers: Gortat did nothing 'untoward' on play that injured Durant

Warriors GM Myers: Gortat did nothing 'untoward' on play that injured Durant

Though Wizards center Marcin Gortat took a beating on social media from Warriors fans upset about his role in the knee injury sustained by Kevin Durant on Tuesday, general manager Bob Myers saw it a different way.

Myers was not at Verizon Center, but he got a look at video of the play some considered “dirty” on the part of Gortat.

“I didn’t think anything untoward,” Myers said Wednesday morning via conference call. “My thought -- and I think I speak for the organization -- is I don’t think anything untoward occurred. These things happen in sports.”

Durant was hurt on an action initiated by Gortat in the first minute of the game. Going for a rebound, he grabbed Warriors center Zaza Pachulia from behind and flung him to the floor. Pachulia, 6-foot-11, 270 pounds, fell backward into Durant’s knee.

Gortat was whistled for a foul on Pachulia.

There obviously was no intent to injure Durant, but that was the result the Warriors will have to live with for the next month or more.

Durant was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) as well as the tibial bone bruise to his left knee. He will be reevaluated in four weeks.

What they're saying: Warriors players react to Kevin Durant's injury

What they're saying: Warriors players react to Kevin Durant's injury

On Wednesday morning, the Warriors announced that Kevin Durant sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise.

Soon thereafter, several players took to social media to offer encouragement to their teammate.

Durant will be reevaluted in four weeks. He could return before the end of the regular season.