Coach Avery Johnson's plan all along this season has been to play Devin Harris as the starter at point guard and Jason Terry as the backup, while playing them together only a limited amount.
But, injuries didn't allow that to happen the first quarter of the season, but now with everyone healthy, specifically Eddie Jones, Johnson is starting to get back to his plan. It was in full effect Wednesday against the Pistons when Harris played 31 minutes and Terry played 25, mostly playing while the other rested.
"It’s been a conscious effort of trying to do that," Johnson said. "I like to stay bigger at the two-guard spot more than we did in the past two years. I wouldnt say I want them to play exclusively behind one another. We still like them together some. That’s still one of our higher-rated backcourts. But, the better Eddie Jones and Josh [Howard] can lay at the two-guard spot, the more Stack [Jerry Stackhouse] and [Devean] George can play at the 2 and 3, we can kind of revolve around those guys. We think that makes our point-guard position awfully strong."
-- Jeff Caplan