DALLAS In the summer of 2010, a quiet, young, unknown point guard prospect worked out at the American Airlines Center gym.
The only team that really believed in him was the Dallas Mavericks, who sent him to their summer-league team in Las Vegas hoping that someday, he'd have an international following and an electric presence and would be ready as ready for a high-profile game as he was Tuesday when the Knicks visited the Mavs.
No, not Jeremy Lin, though the Mavs prospect-turned-Knicks standout was in that very same gym at the very same time.
The electric young guard of record in this 95-85 Mavs win is Roddy Beaubois.
"We were kind of sad and mad at the way we lost last night,'' said Beaubois, reflecting on a Monday night disappointment in Oklahoma City. "So today we wanted to do everything to win this game. And we did everything we could to win it, so that's good.''
We are three years into the Beaubois era (or two, depending on how much emphasis you put on last year's injury-...