Posted by Rob Mahoney on December 12, 2009 under News | Be the First to Comment

Predictably, Josh Howard will not be playing tonight. It’s all part of Rick Carlisle’s plan to ease Josh back into the flow early, and we should expect a similar arrangement for back-to-backs until told otherwise.

Nothing to be alarmed about whatsoever. As for the silver lining: Quinton Ross is expected to be back in the lineup tonight. He may not be the scorer that Howard is, but Q-Ross is a credible NBA defender that needs to find his place in the rotation. He doesn’t create shots, but Ross is a guy that demands floor time with his defensive abilities and tidy, Bowen-esque offensive game. Looking forward to seeing him back in uniform tonight.