The Washington Wizards are looking to acquire a backup point guard via trade, but it appears like they’ll also look at free agents. Rodrigue Beaubois, a free agent point guard who most recently played for the Dallas Mavericks, is apparently on Washington’s radar. According to Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest, the Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies will be giving Beaubois an invite to a workout. (H/T to Bullets Forever)
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.
Beaubois is known for his quickness and ability to score the ball, so he does fit what the Wizards are looking for. But as Mike Prada pointed out, the Wizards already have a full roster and would need to cut a guaranteed contract to make room for a free agent. If the Wizards are serious about signing Beaubois, they could potentially trade a few players from their roster prior to the deadline later this month to create a roster spot for Beaubois.
Even though he does fit what the Wizards are looking for in a backup, Washington has worked players out in the past and haven’t signed them to a deal. Ben Uzoh received a workout from the Wizards last year, but the team decided to pass on him. On the flip side, Martell Webster and Al Harrington both received workout invitations from the Wizards as free agents before getting signed.
It’s an intriguing situation, but I still think the Wizards will decide to acquire a backup through trade before February 20th. They’re reportedly interested in Andre Miller, Beno Udrih, and most recently Luke Ridnour.