Tell us something we don’t know Rondo! After being traded from Boston to Dallas and playing in the tougher western conference, Rajon Rondo admits he has not really played defense in years but now he has no choice because the point guards in the west will embarrass him.


Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo is making his first trip to Boston as a visiting player on Friday night. And hopefully for the Mavs, Rondo will be doing something on the TD Garden floor that he hasn’t done in two years — play defense.

While discussing what should be an emotional return to the city where his career began, Rondo also touched on the defensive impact he has had with his new team. The secret? He actually has to play defense in Dallas.

“I haven’t played defense in a couple of years,” Rondo said, as transcribed by Jay King of MassLive.com. “I’ve been able to hide it a lot with (Celtics guard) Avery Bradley on the ball. He’s helped me out, the young guy.
“But here they expect me to play defense. And in the West, if you don’t play defense you’ll get embarrassed every night at the point guard position.”

Rondo is 100% right because the PG’s in the west will eat him alive if he isn’t focused on the defensive end, but there are many more stars besides Rondo not playing a bit of defense either.