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Remember when Rodrigue Beaubois was deemed the future of the Dallas Mavericks, prompting owner Mark Cuban to declare him untouchable?
Cuban proved prescient, as no NBA team has picked up Beaubois since the Mavs dumped him after the 2013 season.
Now Beaubois is hoping to catch the eye of an NBA team in summer league.
He remains an intriguing player with his desirable combination of quickness, athleticism and an extraordinary (for a 6'1" man) 6'10" wingspan.
Beaubois turned a lot of heads as a rookie during the 2009-10 season, averaging 20 points, four rebounds and four assists per 36 minutes on an impressive 52 percent shooting from the field and 41 percent on threes.
He even notched a 40-point game off the bench, which included eight rebounds and nine three-pointers made in less than 30 minutes of play.
This was a guy who was clearly going places.
Then came the injuries and the inconsistencies and the general decline in his play. His offensive efficiency fell off with each passing season, and he never learned how to run the point as Dallas hoped he would.
Still, Beaubois remains a plus athlete who can score the ball and defend bigger players with that incredible wingspan. He struggled during his first summer league outing but put in 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting (3-of-4 from downtown) in just 14 minutes on Sunday.
He can still be a solid change-of-pace guard off the bench, but the Lakers have several options to fill that role—including the next two guys on this list.