Roddy Beaubois looks scrawny, although Rick Carlisle begs to
differ with that description.
“That’s a Sefko term, not a Carlisle
term,’’ he said.
OK, guilty on that one. But at the least, Beaubois is
slightly built. That’s part of what makes him really dangerous because
he’s quicker than just about everybody else in the NBA.
But he’s not stronger than just about everybody else.
The fact remains that Beaubois remains a target for other
teams when it comes to trying to overpower him when he’s trying to play
It doesn’t always work, primarily because Beaubois has
gotten stronger this year, gaining 10 or 15 pounds of muscle.
“If you put a picture of him a year and a half ago
next to a picture now, he would look a lot stronger,’’ Carlisle
said. “He’s gotten stronger. He does a lot better job of staying in
his stance (defensively). There were several situations the other night when he
got switched onto bigger guys and his added strength helps in those situations
where he has to fight big guys. He’s just getting a lot of different
types of important experience. He’s gaining ground all the
Beaubois said he’s trying to learn and get better and
stronger all the time. But it’s a process. It’s not going to happen