Beaubois finally beginning to heal

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After an extremely promising rookie campaign, Rodrigue Beaubois had a rough summer. First, he struggled with his shot in Las Vegas as he tried to turn himself into more of a two-guard. That wasn’t great. Then he broke his foot, which was much worse. The hyper-athletic combo guard hasn’t played a minute this season, and according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, his return may still be a long way off:

Roddy Beaubois’ recovery from left foot surgery is progressing and the next step in the development really is steps – the underwater variety.

Beaubois will start walking on the underwater treadmill this week. If that goes well, he might be allowed to do some light work on the court, he said after today’s practice.

The recovery from early-August surgery has been a slow one and the stress fracture in the foot has been slow to heal.

The good news for Mavericks fans is that DeShawn Stevenson’s unlikely career revival has made Beaubois a luxury item for the team. Beaubois was supposed to compete for the starting shooting guard spot at the beginning of the season, but he’ll likely be fighting J.J. Barea for backup minutes when he returns. But even if Beaubois won’t be a critical piece for the Mavericks this year, his long-term potential should be enough to make him a person of interest when he does return from this injury.


Anthony Bennett moves around, dunks on Lakers’ Upshaw (VIDEO)

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If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.

Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.

Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.