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Monday, April 22, 2013
Buy or Bye: Rodrigue Beaubois

By Tim MacMahon

ESPNDallas.com will estimate the market value for each of the Mavericks' eight free agents and examine their worth to the Mavs in a once-per-day series.

Rodrigue Beaubois


Remember after Rodrigue Beaubois' rookie year, when there was such strong hope that he could be part of the Mavericks’ foundation for years to come?

That, unfortunately, was the peak of the slight combo guard’s career.

Beaubois had more than his share of bad breaks. He fractured his foot while practicing with the French national team the summer after his rookie year, an injury that required two surgeries to fix and essentially wiped out his second season. His Mavs tenure most likely ended when he broke his hand in mid-March.

There were flashes of brilliance the last few seasons, but Beaubois mostly floated around the fringe of the Mavs’ rotation when he was healthy enough to play. He struggled to handle the mental responsibilities of playing primarily point guard and never was nearly as efficient scoring as he was as a rookie, when he played mostly shooting guard alongside Jason Kidd.

Beaubois never developed the type of toughness required to earn coach Rick Carlisle’s trust. His lack of development was a major disappointment in Dallas, where draft picks have rarely become contributors over the last decade.

Maybe Beaubois can benefit from a change of scenery. It’s probably in everybody’s best interest if he moves on from the Mavs.

2012-13 stats: Averaged 4.0 points, 1.9 assists, 1.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game. Shot 36.9 percent from the floor and 29.2 from 3-point range in 45 games.

Age: 25

Comps:

John Lucas – Averaged 5.3 points, 1.7 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game for Raptors, shooting 38.6 percetn from the floor and 37.7 percent from 3-point range. Made $1.5 million last season with a team option to pay him $1.57 million next season.

Patty Mills – Averaged 5.1 points, 1.1 assists and 0.9 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game for the Spurs, shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 40 percent from 3-point range. Paid $1.09 million this season with a team option for $1.13 million next season.

Darius Morris – Averaged 4.0 points, 1.6 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game for the Lakers, shooting 38.8 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from 3-point range. Made $962,195 in second season of rookie contract.

Nando de Colo – Averaged 3.8 points, 1.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds as a 25-year-old rookie for the Spurs, playing 12.6 minutes per game and shooting 43.6 percent from the floor and 37.8 percent from 3-point range. Has two-year, $2.86 million deal.

Jamaal Tinsley – Averaged 3.5 points, 4.4 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game for Jazz, shooting 36.8 percent from the floor. Played on one-year deal for $1.35 million (10-plus-year veteran’s minimum).

Estimated contract: A short-term deal for the veteran’s minimum, which will be $1.03 million for a fifth-year player.