Roddy Beaubois has hit 19-of-60 3-point shots so far (31.7
percent), meaning almost 40 percent of his shots are from beyond the arc.
Rick Carlisle doesn’t mind open 3-pointers. In fact,
he encourages them. But he also knows that Beaubois’ best asset is not
his ability to fling it from long range.
Dirk Nowitzki said earlier this week that he thought
Beaubois sometimes settles for the 3-point shot a little too much.
“Anytime he can penetrate, it’s a plus for
us,’’ Carlisle said of the second-year guard. “Open threes
are good shots in our system. But I agree with Dirk that anytime we get Roddy
using his quickness to penetrate and cause other problems (for the defense),
that’s a plus.
“I like his drive game to open up threes for the rest of
our team. And I like him to take open threes in (advantageous)
Beaubois has struggled of late, hitting just 3-of-15
3-pointers in the last four games.