The Mavs has drafted Rodrigue Beaubois at #25.
There were a lot of raised eyebrows after the announcement was made especially that the Mavs have an emerging point guard in JJ Barea
Barea is more of a tiny point guard. Beaubois is much longer (big wingspan, good size for a combo guard) with worst court vision but with much more offensive tools in his pocket (drive, fast break game, 1/1 game, off screen play, etc).
The pg tools can be developed even if he's more of a "chalmers" bet i think, a guy which is above all here to defend fast pg's (such as parker. In San antonio, texas. In case some doubt of the interest )
We will see what he will produce in off season (SL & preparation games) but i am confident, he has a lot of what a young prospect needs to become a decent nba player.
I just hope a franchise will be able to sign both batum & beaubois some day as they really have a game that match perfectly.
Mavs like him a lot and if he will have perfect tutor in Jason Kidd. From physical point of view he is Top 3 PG from this draft
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In his second Vegas summer league game, Beaubois scored 34 points, which is a summer league high, this year.
Beaubois blew up in the summer league and looks to have a bright NBA future ahead of him as long as he plays within his capabilities. Beaubois is an explosive athlete with a pretty three point stroke but he needs to establish some more point guard/ floor vision skills. Looks to me though he could make some noise coming off the bench this year as a scorer and then learn from Jason Kidd as the year goes on.
Batum again has problems with his shoulder.
I will definitely watch the Mavs and the potential of Rodrigue Beaubois. He has impressed even the division rivals of the Mavs. What a steal from the draft.
Tony Parker talked about the title recently in L'Equipe I think.
Well BasketNews made an article about the revenge of Tony against the Spanish players in the NBA.
He'll definitely try to show he is the best foreign player in the league.
I just hope he'll keep revenge for WC 2010...
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