Nate McMillan is past the point of being surprised.
Actually the Portland Trail Blazers head coach passed that point about two months ago.
Injuries, like the sprained ankle that took newcomer Marcus Camby out of his rotation on Tuesday night and for at least Wednesday's game against the Raptors don't even faze him anymore. It has become the norm for the Blazers
"We just try to move on to the next game," McMillan said. "These things are happening to us and it's just amazing what we've gone through this year. There's nothing we can do about it. We just have to move on, put somebody else in there and try to focus on getting in the game.
"We always take the approach that regardless of who is on the floor, there's a certain way we want to play and as long as we play that way we'll give ourselves a chance to win."
Camby is the 12th different Trail Blazer to miss a game this year because of injury. As a team, they have lost 258 games to injury.
To put that in perspective, the Blazers lost 205 games to injury all of last season.
The Raptors, in comparison, have lost 89 games due to injury and 51 of those belong to one player, Reggie Evans.
Only the Golden State Warriors have missed more games because of injury in the NBA this season.
"It doesn't surprise us anymore," McMillan said. "We've seen situations like this all year."
Through it all the Trail Blazers have managed to stay relevant in the tough western conference although they came into last night's game in that eighth and final playoff spot.
Magnifying the problem is the fact that many of the injuries have been to key players.
Both centre Greg Oden and his backup Joel Przybilla are done for the year. Camby came over from the LA Clippers in a trade to address that.
McMillan said the ankle injury is a mild one and he expects Camby back for the Blazers next game Friday against the Chicago Bulls.
Brandon Roy, the Trail Blazers go-to guy just recently returned from a 14-game absence because of a right hamstring injury. McMillan saw signs of Roy rounding into form Tuesday in New Jersey.
"It's still there," McMillan said of the lingering effects of Roy's injury, "but it's more about finding that rhythm after being off so many games. You just want to get in the flow and (Tuesday night he seemed to be back to the old Brandon. be shooting the ball with confidence and making explosive moves and handling the ball. Just playing more in rhythm."
But if he was re-injured in Chicago and had to sit out the rest of the season, McMillan would adjust. He's getting pretty good at it.