HoopsHype Rodrigue Beaubois rumors

June 16, 2011 Updates

Thus, the new NBA champion Dallas Mavericks took their turn on the talk show circuit Wednesday night when they were guests on The Late Show with David Letterman. Eight players, coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban read the Top Ten List on the show, and they had some pretty funny lines. The players included JJ Barea, Rodrigue Beaubois, Caron Butler, Brian Cardinal, Tyson Chandler, Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry. The topic for the Top Ten was The Good Things About Winning The NBA Championship. The following is the countdown and what each person had to read -- via satellite -- from American Airlines Center. No. 10: forward Shawn Marion, “I don’t have to sit here and lie about how winning isn’t important.’’ No. 9: guard JJ Barea, “The congratulatory sext from Anthony Weiner.’’ No. 8: guard Rodrigue Beaubois, “Helped take the sting out of hearing Hef’s wedding was cancelled.’’ No. 7: forward Brian Cardinal, “It’s every kid’s dream to lick the Larry O’Brien Trophy.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

No. 6: coach Rick Carlisle, “U.S. Constitution permits NBA champs to sit in on national security briefings.’’ No. 5: center Tyson Chandler, “Celebrating with my kitties.’’ No. 4: forward Caron Butler, “Why didn’t anyone tell me we won?’’ No. 3: guard Jason Terry, “Now I can ask Mark Cuban for a raise.’’No. 2: owner Mark Cuban, “If you thought I was cocky and obnoxious before – get ready.’’ No. 1: forward Dirk Nowitzki, “It might land me a Kardashian sister.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle left open the possibility of bringing guard Roddy Beaubois out of storage for the West finals. Both potential opponents have more athletic guards than what the Mavericks faced against Portland and LA in the first two rounds. Carlisle said Beaubois is a consideration, but he will not make a decision until the opponent is determined. Carlisle opted to stock the bench with big bodies for the first two series. Dallas Morning News

April 30, 2011 Updates
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A decision about Roddy Beaubois' availability for Game 3 will be made after he takes the early bus to the Rose Garden and tests his sprained left foot this evening. "It's feeling way better," Beaubois said. "We're going to work a little bit and see how it feels." ESPN.com

April 15, 2011 Updates

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Thursday that tests confirmed Mavericks guard Roddy Beaubois has a sprained left foot, but no further damage. “We’ll just see how he’s doing in the next couple or three days,” Carlisle said of Beaubois’ availability for Game 1 Saturday against Portland. Dallas Morning News

March 31, 2011 Updates

Cuban described Beaubois as “anxious” in his couple of games against elite opponents this season. Beaubois acknowledged it’d be nice from a mental standpoint if he could play well against this kind of competition before the playoffs, but the Mavs aren’t worried about the kid suffering from a bruised ego. “Confidence is not an issue for Roddy,” Cuban said, laughing a little. ESPN.com

March 30, 2011 Updates

So when you go on vacation, where do you go? Roddy B:“Of course, I go to Guadeloupe, and I go to France. Next year I need to go somewhere I haven’t been before.’’ Interpretation: Guadeloupe, France. Guadeloupe, France. No, those aren’t really getaways for Roddy B. He wants to explore somewhere new. .. of course, in a sense, his job already requires that of him. DONUT 7: Did you know that Dirk studied French for five years? Roddy B:“ I knew he had studied French. … but for five years? No, that I didn’t know. He speaks a little, just a little.’’ Scout.com

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While several teams called and inquired about guard Rodrigue “Roddy B’ Beaubois, the Mavs steadfastly looked at what they already had on their roster and believe the best deal they made today was the one they didn’t make. “Roddy is a very popular Maverick when it comes to receiving phone calls,’’ general manager Donnie Nelson said. “It’s his birthday, and yes I did sing him Happy Birthday. “It was a twangy country version. I don’t think he appreciate it.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

February 18, 2011 Updates

Sources said New York and New Jersey, entering All-Star Weekend, were the only two teams seriously engaged with the Nuggets in Melo talks. One source said that the Dallas Mavericks -- long considered right there with Houston at the top of the list of teams willing to gamble on trading for Anthony without his signature on a contract extension -- have been sufficiently convinced Anthony remains determined to get to New York. The source said the Mavs have thus decided that there's no way they could include prized young guard Roddy Beaubois in a trade with Denver because keeping Anthony beyond this season would be so difficult. ESPN.com

February 17, 2011 Updates

As for putting the ball in the basket, effortless comes to mind. Roddy B dazzled in limited minutes last season, showcasing an effortless stroke and Derrick Rose/Russell Westbrook-like baseline-to-baseline quicks. Beaubois shot better than 50 percent from the floor, 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 80 percent from the line -- the first rookie in NBA history to do so. He also sat for long stretches. DNP-CDs were commonplace. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle didn't fully trust this shooting guard in a point guard's body. The Mavs already had one of those in J.J. Barea. Beaubois, expected to the Jason Kidd's heir apparent, only seemed to thrive playing alongside Kidd. "The one thing he established last year is that he was an effective player at the 2-position with Jason Kidd," Carlisle said earlier this week. "That was the one consistent thing that he established last year. He showed a lot of flashes of brilliance, but never got any real traction in any other area consistently." NBA.com

The most interesting aspect of his night was how often Beaubois handled the ball while playing with Jason Kidd, who benefitted from Beaubois' penetrations with wide-open 3-point looks. He knocked down 6-of-7 from beyond the arc and five in the blowout, 35-point third quarter. For all the angst about Beaubois' ability to play the point, he and J.J. Barea both handled the ball for large portions with Kidd on the floor. Barea (11 points, 10 assists) and Beaubois each had more assists than Kidd, who compiled probably one of the rarer and more improbable line scores of his career with 20 points and just four assists. "Jason will probably have fewer assists now if he's going to play with Roddy more," Carlisle said, "because it allows him to play off the ball, which allows him to be a different kind of playmaker, which is a positive for us." ESPN.com

A 17-year career devoted to setting up others is suddenly, and tactically, going to earn a measure of payback with the help of a young, ultra-quick penetrator (and really two with Barea's recent stellar play at the point) still learning how it's done? "Roddy and those guys found me in my new position," Kidd said. "I wanted to get the ball to Roddy to get him comfortable. The more he has the ball the sooner he can maybe get more minutes and get him a little bit more comfortable. I'm not going to beat him down the court, so get him going towards the basket and trail and spot up and stretch the defense. "If I can do what I did tonight, hopefully that just makes it easier for him to get to the basket and then also for others guys to do what they do best. You see J.J. finding guys. It just makes the game so much fun and easy for everybody." ESPN.com

February 16, 2011 Updates

The Mavs are searching for a third team to help them, with Roddy Beaubois, who has just returned from injury, as bait. But a source with knowledge of the Mavericks' thinking said he'd "be shocked if [Carmelo] came" to Dallas, but did say Cuban is unpredictable. But Beaubois, the source said, has been deemed untouchable. Newsday

February 15, 2011 Updates

After a second consecutive successful practice day, Roddy Beaubois will be active and playing Wednesday night against Sacramento, coach Rick Carlisle said today, assuming nothing crazy happens between now and then. “He did OK and I expect him at this point to be active tomorrow night,’’ Carlisle said after the practice. “I don’t know how many minutes he’ll play. But I expect him to be active.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

February 13, 2011 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks medical staff has cleared Rodrigue Beaubois for full practice, full contact and yes ... whenever coach Rick Carlisle deems is appropriate ... full game action. The second-year guard is in Houston tonight with the team as it preps for a meeting with the Rockets. ... Beaubois' time is coming after having been involved in some limited team practice work -- and of course, five months of starts and stops while rehabbing the fractured left foot he sustained in August. Scout.com

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