HoopsHype Rodrigue Beaubois rumors

March 4, 2013 Updates

Beaubois said he had mixed emotions when he heard his name mentioned in trade talks last month. “Usually at that time, you’re kind of anxious,” he said. “There’s nothing you can do about it.” Beaubois becomes a free agent on July 1 and knows he hasn’t lived up to his reputation in his nearly four years with the Mavs. Whether he will be with the Mavs beyond this season is anybody’s guess. “Right now I just don’t think about it,” Beaubois said. “The season is not finished yet, so I just need to make sure I keep working and get better.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Rodrigue Beaubois' health has become a concern for the Dallas Mavericks. From injuries to his foot, ankle and hand, Beaubois has run the gamut on being gimpy and unable to give 100 percent on the court. It has become a regular occurrence for the fourth-year guard, who currently wears a brace on his left ankle. "I've been really concerned about his health, to be completely frank about it," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He's the guy that if he's five percent off in his athleticism and his quickness, it's going to affect his game and it's going to affect guys around him. "Right now we are going to need him to play in some situations. But if he's not playing that much we encourage him to spend more time on rehab strengthening and those kinds of things." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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I've been advised that you can safely rule out extensions for the Dallas guard duo of Darren Collison and Rodrigue Beaubois, with the Mavericks intent on preserving maximum cap space for the summer of 2013 after 2012's unsuccessful run at Deron Williams. ESPN.com

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Beaubois has shown glimpses of stardom several times in a Mavericks uniform, but failed to see sustained success when playing behind veterans Jason Kidd and Jason Terry in the backcourt. Now, however, with the two aging mainstays no longer sporting the Mavs’ blue, Beaubois could finally thrive despite the guard-heavy rotation that the team will showcase this upcoming season. “Roddy is a kid that we all know has a lot of ability,” Carlisle said last week after taking a few questions about Beaubois during the introduction of the Mavs’ off-season signees. He added: “He’s done a lot of good things over a three or four-year period, and this is the year that he’s gonna put it all together. He’s had to battle through injury issues two out of his three years, and it’s been something that’s hindered him. But, you know, he’s another guy that can play the 1 and can play the 2, and often times when you look on the floor with our team you’re gonna see two guards out there that can both handle the ball and can both play off the ball.” NBA.com

August 22, 2012 Updates

So, what do guys do to get tougher? They get in the ring, right? "Roddy B's been working out actually. He's been in the gym; I saw him just the other day. He's taking boxing classes," Cuban said during his 70-minute appearance Tuesday on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben & Skin Show." "I told Roddy and the folks around him, I said he's got to learn to throw a punch and take a punch. So he's been taking some boxing classes, he's been working out, he's bigger, he's stronger. He's going to have a chance to compete, just like everybody." ESPN.com

Even Cuban, who once deemed Beaubois untouchable in terms of a trade, acknowledged that Beaubois' progression has been slow. "He should be [farther along], but once he got hurt he didn't recover quite the way we had hoped," Cuban said. "But I think that's in the past now and so he'll have every opportunity. We'll find out. We're not going to pre-judge. He's going to get a chance to play and if he outplays O.J., he'll play instead of O.J. If he outplays Darren, he'll play instead of Darren. It's very Darwinian." ESPN.com

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Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said he believes Beaubois, finally healthy enough to train for the full summer, has the desire and toughness to excel, and that he's been the victim of a veteran log-jam in the backcourt. "Yes, the injury really set him back," Nelson said. "There’s another late first-round pick that’s quick as a cat, upside and again you’re stuck behind one of the greatest point guards to ever play (Jason Kidd) and then Delonte (West) really did some nice stuff for us this year and we certainly have to figure out a way to get him minutes. So in fairness to Roddy, the injury set him back, it’s been a little bit disjointed in terms of playing time as a result of that, but last year he really helped us win some games and we’re really looking forward to him building on this past year." ESPN.com

June 14, 2012 Updates

Paris, we have a problem. The French National Team who will play the Olympic Games in London in the summer, lost two important pieces in the last hours: Rodrigue Beaubois and Ian Mahinmi. Both players won't be in London. The first was 'asked' by the Mavs not to participate in the campaign with the National Team after the injury he suffered two summers ago while the second one because he is negotiating a new deal in the NBA with the Mavs. Sportando

June 12, 2012 Updates

While there was still hope a few weeks ago, it seemed to have disappeared completely yesterday after the statement from coach Vincent Collet. Rodrigue Beaubois wouldn't play with France this summer. "He's not going to come", said Vincent Collet to L'Equipe. "His situation is unique, he's getting too much pressure, and there's no chance to interfere". That pressure comes from the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, who is not a big fan of National Teams. Catch and Shoot

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