|Draft:||First round (26th overall)|
|Drafted By:||Oklahoma City|
Rodrigue Beaubois (born February 24, 1988 in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe) was acquired by the Dallas Mavericks, along with a second round draft choice, on June 25, 2009 from the Oklahoma City Thunder, in exchange for B.J. Mullens.
Beaubois was discovered by Orlando Magic guard Mickael Pietrus at an open basketball camp in Guadaloupe. He was originally an early entry candidate for both the 2007 and 2008 NBA drafts before withdrawing his name from consideration.
He played three pro seasons for Cholet in France after beginning his career in the French junior team program. In 2008-2009, the 6'2 guard averaged 10.0 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game in just over 22 minutes per game over his first 29 appearances in the French Pro A League.
Drafted by Oklahoma City in 2009, Beaubois was traded on draft night to the Mavericks.
"We could not be happier with the addition of Rodrigue," Mavs President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson said on draft night after the trade. "His dynamic athleticism will add versatility and energy to our backcourt. He was one of the highest-rated athletes in this year's draft."
Beaubois showed flashes of brilliance in his rookie season averaging 7.1 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 12.5 minutes in 56 games which included 16 starts.
In the offseason following his rookie campaign, Beaubois fractured his left foot which cost him the first half of the 2010-2011 season.
The injury bug continued to haunt Beaubois' career when, after only 45 games, he fractured the left second metacarpal bone and missed the remaining games of the 2012-2013 campaign.