Mavericks Sign Rookie Beaubois

25th pick will play in the Mavericks Summer League team.

The Dallas Mavericks announced Tuesday they signed rookie Rodrigue Beaubois

As the 25th overall pick, he's slotted to receive almost $896,200 this season and $963,400 next season, with a $1.03 million option for his third year.

Beaubois (6-2, 182) was selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He was acquired, along with a second round pick, from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the Mavericks’ 24th overall selection B.J. Mullens.

The Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe native appeared in 29 French Pro A games in 2008-09 and averaged 10.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 22.3 minutes per game. Beaubois showed marked improvement from his 2007-08 campaign when he averaged 5.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15.1 minutes per contest.  

Beaubois has athletic ability but is considered a raw basketball talent. Whether he's ready to back up Jason Kidd and J.J. Barea remains to be seen, but that's why he'll be part of the Mavericks' summer league team in Las Vegas.

The squad will see its first action on Friday, July 10 when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks at COX Pavilion in Las Vegas.

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