Pregame buzz: Roddy B. progressing at PG
That gives him something in common with the vast majority of point guards in the league.
All in all, the Mavericks are more than pleased with Beaubois’ performance as a fill-in for Jason Kidd, who will miss at least two more games.
Beaubois has averaged 13.3 points on .442 shooting in the last four games despite a 3-of-13 night in the loss to the Thunder. More impressively and importantly, he has had 25 assists and only four turnovers in the four-game span.
“I’m just trying to help the team the best I can,” Beaubois said. “Just try to be aggressive and make the team play at the same time.”
Compare that to Beaubois’ five assists and six turnovers in two games as the starting point guard last season. He scored only six points on 2-of-14 shooting during that terrible stint.
“We’ve always had the belief that he’s going to get better at the point and that he’s going to continue growing,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “Right now, as he has good games, the challenge is going to be to continue to get better as he’s having those good games because scouting becomes such a factor. He’s on a good path. He’s just got to continue to work hard and stay the path.”
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett at Mavericks media day to discuss his expectations for the upcoming season.
Play Podcast Mark Cuban joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Mavericks' new GM Gersson Rosas and much more.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss Mark Cuban's comments from Las Vegas about the Mavericks' offseason, how he sees the team without Dwight Howard and more.
Play Podcast Marc Stein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why the Mavericks didn't want to match Cleveland's offer to Andrew Bynum, what's next for the Mavs and the possibility of Dirk Nowitzki ending his career elsewhere.
Play Podcast Jeff Platt fires quick-hitters at Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon in the weekly sports standoff about Andrew Bynum, the Mavs' current backcourt, a potential Nelson Cruz suspension and more.
Play Podcast ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why she thinks Andrew Bynum got a bad rap in Los Angeles and how he would fit in with the Mavericks.
Play Podcast Buy, sell or hold? If Dwight Howard goes to another team, what are the Mavs' options? The guys take a look at a list of potential fallback options.
Play Podcast ESPN's Marc Stein joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the latest news on the Mavericks' meeting with Dwight Howard.