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Caron Butler injury pains Mavericks

Injured guard Rodrigue Beaubois might end up as best bet for replacing lost offense

Updated: January 5, 2011, 10:57 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- For a man fresh off a vacation in the Cayman Islands, Mark Cuban sure wasn't in a very good mood Tuesday evening before the Dallas Mavericks' 84-81 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Ain't no sunshine on the day your two-time All-Star small forward undergoes season-ending surgery to repair a knee injury. Plus, Cuban got a wee bit perturbed by the predictable question from reporters:

How does the loss of Caron Butler affect the Mavericks' approach in the trade market?

"We ...

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