check out the grantland article about his iso defense. also, i don't think i've seen anybody cause rose so much trouble this season. rose has had off games and rubio didn't shut him down but he made it tough on him. rubio for 2nd team defense? maybe. wade, paul, allen, rondo and wesbrook will all probably go above him. i'd put him on the 3rd team for sure though if it existed. at this point, i think people just want to call his steals a fluke even though it's legit
I could make a good argument for him being 1st Team All-Defense if the season ended now. Some people are talking about too much hype and overrating. The hype is actually on the opposite side. Anyone who watches him play can see.
Rondo and Wade have been great but have both missed some time. I always make an All-Defensive 3rd Team because...well, there is no reason not to. But he, along with Allen, Lowry, and Paul, would be on the first two teams.
Last edited by Whoah10115 : 02-08-2012 at 12:37 PM.
When he was first drafted and people were questioning if Rubio could play, the 2 things that were certain were Rubio would be a great passer and a great defender in the NBA. He's in the league for less than 2 months and he's already shown both.
Rubio was marvelous defensively when they played team USA years back. Rubio is going to be an all league defender year in and year out.