Well, we're not sure when Josh Howard will be back. Neither are the Mavericks right now. Here is what we do know.
The team departs for Phoenix later this afternoon. Howard will not be with the team. He and trainer Casey Smith will meet with a specialist to review the results of a test on his injured ankle. Smith will fly commercial to meet the team in Phoenix.
And Howard? It depends on the results of the test. He could still join the team for this four-game road trip, but at this stage it sounds unlikely that he will be cleared to play against the Suns tomorrow night.
Check back on this blog later today and we'll let you know the latest as soon as we get a report.
_ David Moore