Despite earlier reports that free agent Rodrigue Beaubois will receive a workout from the Washington Wizards, J.Michael of CSN Washington has debunked those reports, stating there is “zero” chance Beaubois works out for the team.
But as of Monday, they’re in a holding pattern and there is “zero” chance they’ll bring Roddy Beaubois in for a workout, two persons with knowledge of the situation have told CSN Washington.
The Wizards are still searching for a backup guard and have been in the rumor mill this entire season. They signed Eric Maynor to a 2-year deal this past offseason, the second year being a players option, and it obviously hasn’t worked out for either party. Maynor has been one of the worst backups in the NBA, if not the worst, and the Wizards have decided to play Garrett Temple out of position, placing him as the primary backup point guard.
Washington doesn’t have much to trade from their roster, but there are reports linking them to multiple available guards. Beno Udrih, Andre Miller, and most recently Luke Ridnour, have all apparently been on Washington’s radar. John Wall has been forced to carry the load in terms of ball handling and creating offense, so the Wizards are looking to add another guard off the bench. Although Garrett Temple has been good defensively, he still struggles to find offense for himself and his teammates.
The NBA Trade Deadline is in 3 days and the Wizards still have some time to acquire a backup guard. If I were to guess, the Wizards will probably end up trading one of their big men in exchange for guard. Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, and Trevor Booker have been in-and-out of the lineup, and they all have expiring contracts.
The Wizards have a full roster and a player of Roddy Beaubois’ caliber isn’t worth cutting a guaranteed contract for. It would’ve been nice to have them look at free agents, since they did find Martell Webster and Al Harrington in that same manner, but I definitely understand their decision.