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Charles Rhodes Not Getting Much of A Chance With Mavs

Posted by Kyle Weidie on October 12, 2008

I’ve only been able to watch one of Charles Rhodes’ preseason outings with the Dallas Mavericks, his first against the Washington Wizards. He didn’t show much. On one possession, he got fouled on a post up, but missed both free throws. On another, Rhodes dribbled the ball off his foot and out of bounds. On another, he threw up a lazy jumper that was blocked and recovered for a fast break by Wizards rookie, JaVale McGee. Charles did play some hustling defense on a couple chances.

One problem, as evidenced by Rhodes’ game-by-game stat lines below, is that he’s not getting a ton of minutes. However, in the early going, new Mavericks coach, Rick Carlisle, might desire to play his starters, more than would be the norm for the preseason, so that he can put his system in place.

Carlisle has been complimentary of Rhodes’ effort, “Rhodes is a real tenacious guy thats got some skill and he puts the ball in the basket from mid-range and he’s really, he’s real tenacious the way he goes after the ball at both ends…”

Dallas still has five preseason games left on their slate. Hopefully in the coming games, Rhodes will see more action on the court to increase his already slim chances of making an NBA roster.

Charles Rhodes Preseason Stats (so far):

Game 1 Washington Wizards:
4:34 minutes, 0-1 FG, 0-2 FT, 2 rebounds, 2 fouls, a steal, and a turnover

Game 2 Chicago Bulls:
10:18 minutes, 0-4 FG, 4-4 FT, 6 rebounds (4 offensive), 3 fouls, 3 blocks

Game 3 Milwaukee Bucks:
5:32 minutes, no shots attempted, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 foul

Suggested Reading:
“Rhodes bids to earn spot in the NBA,” The Commercial Dispatch by Adam Minichino

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2 Responses to “Charles Rhodes Not Getting Much of A Chance With Mavs”

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  2. […] by Kyle Weidie on October 20, 2008 Judging by his meager playing time with the Mavs in the preseason, the writing was already on the wall for former Mississippi State Bulldog, Charles […]

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