Gooden's return might not affect Dampier
As expected, center/forward Drew Gooden will return against the Houston Rockets after missing the last four games with a rib cage injury. That doesn't necessarily mean Erick Dampier's minutes will decrease.
Coach Rick Carlisle made it clear that Dampier, who has been almost All-Star-worthy through six games (despite not being on the ballot), will continue to get the majority of minutes in the middle if he keeps playing at this level.
"I love the way Damp is playing," Carlisle said. ...
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