Prior to the HOU game, Scott Souza of the Metrowest Daily News reports that Doc doesn't expect JO will be coming back this season due to the flare up of the wrist injury he incurred last spring. "If he plays for us," Rivers said, "it's a bonus." Doc has already committed to roll with Brandon Bass as a starter beside KG, who's been shining at center, and have Wilcox, JJ and "the Stiemer" as the back-up bigs . . . unless a trade happens. An expiring contract is all the C's can count on from JO this season . . .