After a second consecutive successful practice day, Roddy
Beaubois will be active and playing Wednesday night against Sacramento, coach
Rick Carlisle said today, assuming nothing crazy happens between now and then.
“He did OK and I expect him at this point to be active
tomorrow night,’’ Carlisle said after the practice. “I don’t
know how many minutes he’ll play. But I expect him to be active.’’
It will be a sight for Mavericks fans’ sore eyes, but
should also come with a dose of reality, Carlisle said.
“We’ve gone through this period of healing and
conditioning and working on rhythm as much as we can without playing games and
which has culminated with a couple days of team practice, which has been
positive,’’ he said. “We’re going to try to get him
some minutes where we can. I would just caution everybody to temper this
with some realistic expectations. It’s going to be hard being off six
months without playing.’’