Wizards 'expected to bring' Rodridgue Beaubois in for a workout, according to report

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The former Mavericks point guard is finally healthy, and the Wizards seem interested in working him out.

Here's an interesting possible solution to the Wizards' backup point guard dilemma. The team is expected to be among the several that will bring former Dallas Mavericks rising prospect Rodrigue Beaubois in for a workout, according to Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest.

Free agent guard Rodrigue Beaubois is fully healthy and will begin participating in workouts with a handful of NBA teams late next week, a league source informed CSNNW.com.

The Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards have inquired about the point guard and are expected to bring him in for a workout, two sources told CSNNW.com.

To pull this off, the Wizards would need to create roster space, as they are at the maximum number of 15 players. That'd mean dealing one away for a trade exception or taking back one in a different trade for two. If they waive any of their 15 players, they'd have to pay their full guaranteed salary.

Beaubois was once a very strong prospect for the Mavericks and even had what appeared to be a breakout moment in a 2010 playoff game. But his game soon stagnated, thanks in large part to breaking his left foot twice and then having three procedures on a fractured hand. He will turn 26 later this month.

My guess here is that this would be something the Wizards would look at in addition to and after acquiring someone else, if they are indeed serious.

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