“He knows that’s one of the main reason we wanted him,’’ Rivers said. “He gives us defense. He pressures the ball. We can use lineups with Rondo and Nate at times against certain teams and the ball pressure alone would be phenomenal.’’
I'm just going to keep banging the same drum:
Defense is part athleticism and part heart. Nate's a great athlete, and has the desire to score. If he can transfer some of his offensive intensity over to the other side of the ball, then the only thing lacking is height. Maybe Rondo defends the 2 Nate defends the 1. With Rondo's long arms, maybe that works out OK.