Newest guards O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison, No. 32 and No. 4. Photo Credit: Espn.com
Exit Jason Kidd and Jason Terry, enter Rodrigue Beaubois, O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison.
Beaubois isn't a new addition to the Mavs like Mayo and Collison are, but collectively all three guards give Dirk the necessary pieces to run an explosive offense.
Head coach Rick Carlisle told the team's website that he's confident that Beaubois puts it all together this season.
He’s done a lot of good things over a three or four-year period, and this is the year that he’s gonna put it all together. He’s had to battle through injury issues two out of his three years, and it’s been something that’s hindered him. But, you know, he’s another guy that can play the 1 and can play the 2, and often times when you look on the floor with our team you’re gonna see two guards out there that can both handle the ball and can both play off the ball.
The other two guards that Carlisle is alluding to are Mayo and Collison. Both of these young talents have playoff experience and will definitely be a welcomed addition for Nowitzki.
Their transition to Dallas should be seamless, as they're already somewhat comfortable playing aside one another from their summertime pick-up games.
“It’s going to help make it a lot easier,” Mayo said. “Competing against Darren, I understand he’s a great player and a heck of a competitor. When we play in the summertime at UCLA, we’re actually on the same team a lot of time just because we’re familiar with each other and feel like that can give us an edge in pickup games.”
It's still the Nowitzki show in Dallas, but having the ability to platoon Beaubois, Mayo and Collison should comfort fans who may still be concerned about losing Kidd and Terry this offseason.