Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Vegas competition will test Roddy B
By Tim MacMahon
Rodrigue Beaubois' five-game stint in Las Vegas will feature some still point guard competition.
The Mavs' summer league foes include Denver, Houston, Milwaukee, Washington and Sacramento.
Denver's Ty Lawson is one of the few players in the league who might be able to match Beaubois' quickness. And Lawson has a significant edge in run-a-team experience, having led North Carolina to a national title.
Washington's John Wall -- assuming the Wizards take the one-and-done Kentucky star first overall -- is the most hyped point guard prospect since perhaps Magic Johnson.
The slate is especially tough if the Bucks and Kings opt to have Brandon Jennings and Tyreke Evans participate in summer league again. Given the minutes played by the star rookies last season, however, that might not happen.
With or without Jennings and Evans, we'll get a good idea of how ready Roddy B is to run the point during his time in Vegas.