Roddy's Return: A For Amusing

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As promised, Roddy Beaubois did something amazing last night:

He made us watch a mid-February Dallas Mavericks game against the lowly Sacramento Kings. And, unless you're expectations were irrationally optimistic, he did not disappoint.

In his first NBA game action since last April, the second-year guard scored 13 points, dished out six assists and made three steals in an active, entertaining 21 minutes of Dallas' blowout victory.

As advertised, he played in a different gear than everyone else on the floor. Give him credit, the kid can get anywhere on the court he seemingly wants to go. He threw bad passes. He got winded in the second quarter. But he also displayed talents the likes of which we've previously only seen in a Mavericks' guard named Devin Harris.

I'm not saying Beaubois is the missing piece to the Mavs' championship puzzle. But he certainly doesn't hurt.

With their offense running through Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs are an efficient, yet predictable offense founded upon spot-up shooters. Of their core players, only Shawn Marion creates his own shot off the dribble. That, especially in the thoroughly scouted playoffs, sometimes makes the Mavs' half-court offense easy to defend.

Not with Roddy.

He colors outside the lines. He screws the script. He makes a steal at the defensive end and four dribbles later is converting a layup at the offensive end. For a slight sophomore, he's fearless enough and talented enough to live in the lane. Those of you who criticize the Mavs for being a bunch of soft jump-shooters, you've now got a player you can't pick on.

Again, Roddy is only scratching the surface. But you don't have to squint too hard to see him growing up into a player like San Antonio's Tony Parker or Golden State's Monta Ellis.

The Mavs still probably won't win the NBA title, or even the West. But as of last night they are now more fun to watch.

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brett
brett

didn't baseball season end 3 days ago?

kergo
kergo

So what? It's time buddy! Besides, that way I don't have to watch the Stars get pushed around, and watch the Mav's win 50, and exit in round one of the playoffs. Stars hockey is sooooo boring; it is the antithesis of Boston Bruins hockey.

Mishon
Mishon

Most boring time of the year for sports is june/july. Basketball and hockey are done, baseball is the only thing going on and it's still too early in the season to really care and everyone is waiting on football season to be here.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I say early to mid August. Baseball at its hottest but not the September race excitement, college football hasn't started, and while you've got pro football training camp by August it's become a beating of non-stories, boring press-conferences every day, lame preseason games, and sports media shoving the NFL down our throats before it goes in the W/L column.

But preseason football is my personal sports kryptonite.

kergo
kergo

Yeah, but in June you can load up the vehicle and either go to Colorado or New Hampshire.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

And we may be waiting a long time for that next pro football season. I really wanted more stars talk but with this slide they are on, its meh time for them too. Maybe its time to take a kergo vacash up the ozarks, camp out in the deep woods, cook muskrat on a spicket over the fire, and tell my wife how lucky she is that I dont just chop her up and leave her ass there.

kergo
kergo

Me likey....except, you never bring the wife. You can't shop in the woods!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I'll give you props on the comp of Monta to Roddy Buckets, RW. Roddy B reminds me a bit of young AI with a bit of KJ mixed in..wouldn't be off saying Devin Harris either..he fast and has serious vertical takeoff ability in his basketball legs.

kergo
kergo

I can't wait for spring training games; then we won't have to hear about BDH, bike ridin', basketball, The Stars, etc. until next year after the Superbowl......most boring weeks in sports!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Yeah me either! 162 games baby! and that doesn't count spring training!!!!

It's funny how we complain about 4 preseason games in the NFL. Baseball is such an ass whipping, unless your team is good. Tap the brakes on the Rangers my friend, 1 year a dynasty does not make. The most boring time in sports is when all we have is baseball, get it right.

kergo
kergo

Very true.....I hated it when the Rangers were like 30 games out by April 30th. Then it was just WAITING for CB training camp. Then I get down to San Antone and smell that place, and I pine for Hiking season. Then X-mas rolls around and I can't wait for the weeks after the super bowl. WTF?

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