Buzz: Beaubois hopes to return for playoffs

DALLAS -- Gotta give Rodrigue Beaubois credit for keeping a positive outlook after suffering a serious injury.

It is expected to take Beaubois 4-6 weeks to recover from surgery to repair a spiral fracture of the second metacarpal of his left hand. That means he won’t play again for the rest of the regular season.

“For the playoffs, we don’t know,” Beaubois said. “If I come back quickly, we’ll see.”

It doesn’t get much more optimistic than not only believing Beaubois will be ready to play by the short end of the timetable, but also anticipating the Mavs will make the playoffs.

In all likelihood, Beaubois won’t play again until next season, and he very well might have played his last game for the Mavs.

But Beaubois said he doesn’t want to think about his pending free agency at this point.

“Even though I cannot play right now, I still really want us to make the playoffs,” Beaubois said. “So I’m going to be around the guys and do everything I can to help them make the playoffs. And when the season is over, then I’ll think about the summer.”