Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  29 responses

Mavs Ready for Roddy Beaubois to Start Next Season

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

Many people blamed Rick Carlisle’s hesitancy to play rookie Rodrigue Beaubois in Game 6 of the Spurs series for the Mavs’ early termination from Playoff competition this season. According to team owner Mark Cuban, this will not be an issue next year.

Cubes expects Beaubois to improve over the summer, and to get plenty of minutes in 2011. Mark also sees the explosive guard eventually making the All-Star team.

From The Dallas Morning News:

“Oh yeah, I expect him to be an All-Star if he works hard. If he works hard and improves at all this summer, which will give us a great indication of if Roddy is who we think he is, somebody who is really willing to work at Dirk’s level to improve his game, if he does that this summer, and he improves his game like that, he definitely will be a starter. If he doesn’t, than we would be disappointed.”

“Remember, the first time he made his first SportsCenter highlight, it was for a behind-the-back pass from underneath the basket. It wasn’t for his scoring ability at all or shooting ability. Roddy really came in, and in the summer league he was the same way, he didn’t shoot enough. He over-passed. He was a pass-first point guard. And that worked against him, because that’s not what we needed from him. You’re not going to have a rookie as a pass-first point guard replace Jason Kidd. Jason had spent a lot of time with Roddy, and as Jason got more aggressive going to the basket, so did Roddy. Roddy really showed his explosiveness, and ability to finish around the basket and his ability to shoot obviously, and so I think he’s got the ability to be the best of both. A guy who can pass when he needs to be pass-first and someone else is hot, and a guy who can score when you need him to score. And that’s really what our hope is for him going forward.”

That’s a lot of pressure and expectations on a second-year player, but Beaubois has shown flashes of brilliance in the opportunities he received.

For his own sake, here’s to hoping Rick Carlisle is paying attention.

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  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    This kid will probably get an allstar nod before Jerry Sloan gets the COY award.

  • BackInBlack

    good, kids got game

  • JoeMaMa

    Dacre, the ghost of Rafael Araujo will get an all star nod before Sloan gets his. Crazy. I loved the alley oop play they ran for him this year; he’ll be legit.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    If he starts then that means that the Mavericks will have made no significant moves in free agency because he is likely to play along side Kidd. However, if he starts at point things could get interesting. I cannot wait for summer league.


    Mavs are out the playoffs so who cares about this thread..They still won’t make it out the first round..

  • mike

    could have used him in the 4th quarter the other night…

  • Vince5

    Mark Cuban putting pressure on his team and players? I Sure don’t remember hearing that before.

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  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    those plays where Kidd throws an alley-oop to Beaubois who goes backdoor, it always seems to work. I think you could make a top 10 out of those plays.

  • james

    roddy is rondo with a jumpshot and no defense

  • http://big11mel@yahoo.com Big Mel

    Who he starting over Caron Butler or Jason Kidd yeah ok whatever

  • Agent 87

    Maybe no summer league and world championship this summer for Rodrigue.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    so that means kidd is pretty much out.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Fantasy keeper!

  • spit hot fiyah

    the beaubonic plague

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    james: does that mean he isn’t like Rondo at all?

  • Ronald

    Roddy is NOTHING like Rondo. Having the big 3 has been the best thing that happened to Rondo. It has allowed him to be a legitimate point guard, whilst Roddy is a scoring guard more than a point guard.

  • L

    Roddy is the real deal. Carlisle is plain stupid for not playing him. The guy would have been a great scoring punch comin of the bench while terry has been strugglin all year. This guy is an amazing athlete with great fundamentals. The sky’s the limit for him. L

  • J-City

    Jason Terry is as good as gone. Jet may be the better shooter but Roddy will eventually be able to pass better, drive better than run a team better.

  • Aaron

    I’m so tired of you people implying that Rondo is only effective because he plays with “the big three.” Rondo is a top 5 PG in this league regardless of who he plays alongside with. He’ll only get better so get off it.

    Oh and, respect to Roddy fo sho.

  • jdote

    ya i think rondo is kind of underrated…ray allen and kg play well with him but pierce is not the easiest to play with as a point guard…its not like the perfect combination of talent for a point guard like everyone kind of insinuates..n e waiz, roddy is nice..i like the mavs…but if u look at that roster…does that say championship at all..especially with an inexperienced 2 like roddy starting and going against the likes of kobe and b roy even j rich in the playoffs.

  • Reedan

    2009 was a learning experience 4 Beaubois … That 40-point game was just a preview of what the kid can do when and if the coaching staff give him a green light. Can’t wait for #3 to rep Gwadloup 2 da fullest! Do your thing RBG!!!

  • Hangtime Hec

    Roddy is just another example of how this draft just oozed of point guards. If your team needed a pg this was the draft to get it after.

  • thedimemachine

    @Hangtime Hec – Tell that to them Knicks.

  • Ronald

    I didn’t mean that Rondo is good because of the big 3. But having the big 3 allowed him to develop at his own pace, learning how to run a team effectively without the burden of scoring and carrying the load. He is the celtics future and one of the few true point guards left in the league.

  • rikson

    Allstar?! Cuban is a moron….

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    My girl’s sis is dating a cat from Guadaloupe, also a pro baller (in europe), the pride he feels for Rodrigue is immeasurable.

  • grandma

    C’est bien mon poulet tu fais kiffer!!!