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Boston Celtics workout point guard Rodrigue Beaubois

Injuries have derailed Rodrigue Beaubois' career, so should the Boston Celtics even have interest?


Free agent combo guard Rodrigue Beaubois was privately worked out by the Boston Celtics on Tuesday afternoon and could be signed to a contract, according to

At 6-foot-2, Beaubois possesses incredible speed and athleticism, which he used to his advantage in his previous role as a spark plug off the bench during his four-year career with the Dallas Mavericks.

After a sensational rookie season, Roddy Beaubois was once thought to be a large part of Dallas' future, but his production declined in each of the past three years. He struggled to find consistency, like many young bench players do, but injuries were likely the cause of his problems.

Beaubois' laundry list of injuries is long. He broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot during the summer of 2010, but surgery didn't correct his issues since he continued to suffer through the injury during the season. Ultimately, he needed another operation to repair it in early 2011.

He then had problems with dislocated fingers and a strained right calf during the 2011/12 season, before struggling through a severely sprained left ankle in 2012/13. Most recently, he had surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand in May of 2013.

The 26-year-old guard still has a respectable career average of 7.1 points on a 49.6 effective field goal percentage, along with 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game, but those numbers don't compare to his promising rookie season.

Regardless, Rodrigue Beaubois' energy and scoring ability is the reason why he was a first round draft pick out of France in 2009, and he has still flashed potential over the years, despite the injuries. At only 26-years-old, he seems like the type of low risk-high reward free agent a team like the Celtics could sign.

But the Celtics are roughly only $800,000 underneath the league's luxury tax line of $71.75 million. A league minimum contract for Beaubois would be valued over $900,000, so it's unlikely they'd be able to sign him unless the contract was pro-rated at a value of around $260k. They could more easily sign him to a 10-day contract.

This makes some sense for the Celtics, since a 10-day contract for Beaubois would allow them to freely assign rookie point guard Phil Pressey to the D-League. Pressey has seen his minutes regress this month, and would be better served by receiving consistent minutes with the Maine Red Claws.

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