For the Dallas Mavericks, Raising Roddy Requires Baby Steps

November 24th, 2009 by Janet Kessler Leave a reply »
One thing every Dallas Mavericks fan can agree on is that we want Rodrique Beaubois to play more minutes.  Sometimes bringing up the future stud takes patience, and for now the Mavericks have the luxury of taking their time with Roddy.
Little Roddy is blazing fast like Devon Harris—maybe faster, but Roddy knows how to throttle that speed down when he needs to, unlike Harris.  That should lessen the likelihood that he injures himself by crash landing after a layup.
Roddy brings excitement to the game when he goes vertical for anything—whether on the receiving end of a "Roddy-oop" pass from Jason Kidd, or just going for a rebound. Watching him gives me flashbacks of what could have been with former dunk champion Gerald Green.
He is so exciting that owner Mark Cuban wants Roddy in the Slam-Dunk competition at the soon to be held Dallas All-Star Game.   
Yes, Roddy is amazingly fun to watch and we want more of him, but understand one very clear point: he is a rookie on a very short leash for very good reasons.
Please understand that Roddy is a person who is learning the English language; everything is new fo ...

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