- Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff Writer
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OAKLAND -- Teams talking trade with the Dallas Mavericks shouldn't bother asking for rookie guard Roddy Beaubois.
"I’m not going to trade him," owner Mark Cuban said while sitting in the first row before the Mavs-Warriors game.
Beaubois' name has popped up in a lot of trade speculation because he's has a lot of talent and an inexpensive contract. If a cost-cutting team wants to get basketball value out of a deal instead of just expiring contract, Beaubois is the Mavs' best fit.
Of course, that's exactly why the Mavs want to keep the kid. Cuban backed down a bit after declaring Beaubois off-limits, but odds are strong that the only way Beaubois departs Dallas is in a sign-and-trade deal for one of the free-agent superstars this summer.
"There’s maybe one or two guys in the league that I would trade him for," Cuban said. "That’s it. Other than that, he’s pretty much untouchable."