A couple of tidbits from today’s Mavericks’
practice at SMU:
First, coach Rick Carlisle gave a good rundown on the status
of Roddy Beaubois, who remains on the sidelines while he recovers from August
foot surgery. He may get on the court later in training cmap.
Carlisle was asked how much point guard Beaubois will play
when he is healthy.
“I have no idea,’’ he said. “He may
not play much one. He may play a lot. I don’t know.’’
But Carlisle added that placing unrealistic expectations on
the second year guard is unfair.
“The good news is he got hurt in August instead of
early October,’’ Carlisle said. “But he’s watching
everything that’s going on. He’s had experience with our offense
and he understands where he has to get better.
“But he’s only been playing basketball since he
was 17. Let’s give him credit for making a lot of progress. And let’s
not put the weight of the world on his shoulders that he’s the guy who
has to lead this team to the next level. He can help. But we need a lot of guys
to do that.’’
Meanwhile, longtime NBA assistant coach Tim Grgurich has
been a visitor at the Mavs’ camp, much like Kevin McHale came through
last year. Carlisle said nothing should be read into Grgurich’s presence.
He’s been a faithful assistant to George Karl for years in Seattle and