Originally Posted by Force
The NBA game is so much less physical than the Euroleague and it's much more wide open and very easy for point guards to flourish. Even ones that can't shoot can get MVP consideration in the NBA. I think Rubio will take to the NBA style well in time.
One thing that is certain is that he can absolutely play man to man defense very very well.
There is no hand checking allowed in the NBA. If he plays the same defense he plays in Europe, he will foul out of every game he plays.