Rodrigue Beaubois Fits Boston Celtics

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics continue their search to make changes with their roster, and one guy that could make sense as another cheap option at the point guard position is current Dallas Mavericks guard Rodrigue Beaubois.  He is playing limited minutes for the team, and his stock has dropped drastically since his stellar rookie season in 2009 that saw him average seven points per game and shoot 40% from three point territory.

He is originally from France and never played collegiate-level ball in the United States. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has to be shocked at how poorly Beaubois has played since his first few seasons. He no longer appears to be the building block the organization thought it had a few years ago, and it would appear that they would be open to moving him.

This season, he is averaging only 12 minutes per game and three points per game.  Why would the Celtics want this guy then? He is still young and still offers decent athleticism at the position. He suffered an injury some time ago that could perhaps still bother him. He wouldn’t be a building block by any means for the Celtics, but he would offer a serviceable backup to current starters Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee.

Compared to the free agent options that are available, including Shelvin Mack and Jonny Flynn, Beaubois would be a much more preferable target for Celtics GM Danny Ainge. Having said that, they would have to trade for him, obviously complicating matters compared to simply signing a guy that is available.

Beaubois would be an interesting acquisition for the Celtics organization and could be a cheap option at the point guard position.

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