Friday, November 23, 2012
Stock Report: Vince Carter up, Rodrigue Beaubois down
By Tim MacMahon
Our weekly look at which Mavs stocks have risen and fallen the most:
Vince Carter – Even with a sore hamstring, he had a vintage Vinsanity performance in Wednesday’s win over the Knicks, lighting it up for 25 points in 23 minutes on 9-of-17 shooting, including 5-of-10 in 3-point range. He carried the Mavs in the fourth quarter, when he scored 14 points. The 35-year-old sixth man also had a nice night in the Mavs’ win in Cleveland, scoring 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbing six rebounds in 21 minutes. Too bad he didn’t hit the regulation buzzer-beater against Golden State. If that shot goes down, the Mavs would be on a three-game winning streak.
Rodrigue Beaubois – Roddy B. has played a grand total of seven minutes in the last three games, and those all came at shooting guard. He has lost the backup point guard gig to Dominique Jones. That switch came after Beaubois’ two-point, 0-of-4 shooting night in Friday’s loss to the Pacers. Coach Rick Carlisle said he’s concerned about the health of Beaubois, who has sprained his left ankle twice since the preseason opener. Reading between the lines, it seemed as if Carlisle was questioning Beaubois’ toughness, which has been a trend throughout the guard’s four-year career.