Dallas Mavericks and Roddy B Reuniting?
The Dallas Mavericks have ben rumored to be entertaining a reunion with former guard from France, Rodrigue Beaubois. Beaubois played with the Mavericks from 2009-2013.
The Dallas Mavericks have had a very strange offseason thus far. It started with a lot of hope coming from the possibility of adding Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside to the roster. Both would have been incredible additions to the team and been an immediate boost in the western conference.
It then went to complete despair as Conley elected to stay in Memphis and Whiteside stayed in Miami, leaving the Mavs scrambling with apparently no backup plan. The Kevin Durant sweepstakes were happening and most free agents had no intention to sit around and wait for his decision so they signed away without Dallas meeting with them.
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Now most Mavericks fans are split down the middle with much confusion on whether they like our current roster or wish we would have just stuck with last year’s squad. Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, and Seth Curry are all good players but it is unclear whether it will be an upgrade or not.
Add these signing to the big contract that Dwight Powell signed and the still generous discount at $20 million per year for Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavericks are short some roster spots with no remaining cash available. So where do we turn from here?
Rumors have begun to surface that the Dallas Mavericks are looking at a possible reunion with 2009 first-round pick, Rodrigue Beaubois. Beaubois, or Roddy B as he is known to most Mavs faithful, played with the squad from 2009-2013.
Roddy B was an incredibly athletic guard from France that had a high motor and a strong ability to score the ball. Had it not been for nagging injuries, many people thought he was capable of being a future face of the franchise.
Now at a crossroads for his career after spending the last few seasons overseas, rumors have surfaced of mutual interest between the two parties. Dallas needs to fill the roster with cheap contracts and Roddy B has a high upside if he can stay healthy.
Although he never showed much consistency while playing with the Mavs, he did show flashes of how good he can be. Take for instance this 40-point game from his rookie season.
As you can see, Beaubois is no slouch on the court and, if we can grab him as a project for the coming years at a cheap price, it could end up being a great thing for the Dallas Mavericks.