2 Total Updates since August 6, 2010
over 2 years ago Update 0 comments
Mavericks guard Rodrigue Beaubois, no longer on crutches following surgery on his broken right foot, is targeting a return date of August 27th, when Dallas will kick off its 2010/11 campaign against the Charlotte Bobcats, reports Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. The 22-year-old dazzled in his rookie year, leading all rookies who appeared in at least 50 games in per-minute scoring and placing sixth in field-goal percentage.
If Beaubois can’t return by that date, Dallas still has enough guards who can fill in for him. By acquiring Dominique Jones on Draft Night, Dallas added another lightning-quick, shoot-first combo guard to its stable of steady veteran backcourt players, which includes Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, and Jose Juan Barea.
Beaubois averaged 7.1 points in just 12.5 minutes per game as a rookie, making 56 appearances.
almost 3 years ago Update 0 comments
Dallas Mavericks guard Rodrigue Beaubois is set to have surgery on the foot he broke during preparations for this summer’s World Championships, where Beaubois was set to play for France.
Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com reports that the procedure, which will insert a pin into his left foot, is expected to keep him off the court for two or three months.
“We’re going to do it right so it’s not a recurring type of situation,” said Donnie Nelson, Mavs president of basketball operations. “It just depends on the healing process. When his foot is fully healed, we’ll let him back on the court, and not until then.”
“His prognosis is really good,” Nelson said. “He’ll miss some time, but he’ll be back healthy as a horse.”
“The national team was a nice-to, not a need-to,” Nelson said. “We all saw what Roddy was capable of last year. It would have been nice, but injuries happen in sports and you can’t control them.”
Bryan Gutierrez of Mavs Moneyball has more on the injury and how it will influence Dallas’s rotation next season.
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almost 3 years ago Update 3 comments
Beaubois broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. Mavs officials are hoping it's a hairline fracture. In the worst-case scenario the injury could require surgery, which could sideline Beaubois up to three months.
The injury is a major blow to Beaubois' offseason efforts to improve as a point guard. With Tony Parker not on the roster, Beaubois was expected to run the point for the French team.
The worst case of three months would put Beaubois' return in early November, causing him to miss all of training camp and putting his availability for the season opener in doubt.