Brian brought you the news earlier today that the Celtics worked out ex-Mavericks point guard Roddy Beaubois, and according to Marc Stein, those workouts must have been productive — Boston is considering signing Beaubois to a 10-day deal.
Hearing Celts discussing 10-day deal with Roddy Beaubois. Mavs dreamed he’d become Pocket Rajon Rondo; now maybe he’ll understudy Real Rondo
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 26, 2014
As Brian pointed out, the timing is interesting for several different reasons, including the luxury tax threshold and the roster space. 10-day contracts are affordable, but if Beaubois impresses, the Celtics will have to take a hard look at how to proceed.
But there are other things to keep in mind here. Avery Bradley has been sitting out since he re-sprained his right ankle Feb. 5 against the 76ers, and although Rajon Rondo’s return and Phil Pressey’s continued improvement have largely (and thankfully) taken Bradley out of his role as a point guard, Boston could certainly use some help on the wing, particularly if Bradley’s injury is going to continue to keep him out indefinitely. Beaubois is known mostly as an undersized off-ball scorer, so if he signed in Boston, he would certainly have a chance to contribute immediately.
Whether that would mean a trip to the D-League for Phil Pressey or fewer minutes for Chris Johnson (wait…I hate both of these scenarios), Beaubois’ arrival would certainly be intriguing.
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