Mavericks nurturing rookie's potential

Beaubois has shown flashes of brilliance, but Dallas wants to bring him up carefully

Updated: November 23, 2009, 1:41 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Hop aboard the Rodrigue Beaubois bandwagon for what ought to be a thrilling ride.

The featured attractions: a 40-plus-inch vertical leap, 6-foot-10 wing span, shooting range that extends well beyond the 3-point line and quickness that the Dallas Mavericks measured during pre-draft workouts as better than Devin Harris'.

Oh, and the skinny 21-year-old rookie guard from the French island of Guadeloupe has the quiet confidence necessary to step into the starting lineup and ...

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