Why the Dallas Mavericks Need More Roddy Buckets Heading To the Playoffs

March 25th, 2010 by DeRod Hafford Leave a reply »
Right now the Dallas Mavericks have no balance, too many jump shooters and not enough guards who play solid defense and attack the basket to draw fouls.

However, they do have a sensation in rookie Rodrigue Beaubois, a.k.a Roddy Buckets. He's fast, he attacks the basket, makes threes, gets alley-oops, draws fouls, plays good defense, blocks shots, gets steals, shoots a high percentage, and doesn't turn the ball over.

What more does this poor guy have to do to touch the hardwood?

Roddy Buckets is just what the Mavs need to add juice to a team full of jump shooters. He brings an element to the game that no other Mavericks guard can.

Sadly, Roddy is buried on the bench behind Jason Terry and J.J. Barea, who both play terrible defense and get burned on the regular.

Most people will blame Dirk Nowitzki for the Mavericks' defensive shortcomings, even though he has averaged one steal and one block per game for his entire career.

But it's not the player Dirk is guarding who burns them, it's the guards. Andre Miller scored a career-high 52 points against Dallas this season.

Has anyone ever really watch ...

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