not saying hawes, hibbert and stoud are tough but i've never noticed them playing soft. seemed to be a bit of stereo-typing going on. hawes: "oh he likes to shoot, doesn't get enough boards = soft." Hibbert: "thought he was going be an all-star, hasn't made it = soft." Stoud: "injured a lot, doesn't want to get hurt, good at jumpers = soft." Not saying that stuff ain't true but just to (seemingly) equate that to soft is unfair. Hawes is pretty scrappy, hibbert gets blocks, stoud can still play in the post. like i said, not tough guys, but definitely not soft to my eyes.
the rubio pick as softest player in the nba is absolute bullshit. decent defender, plays with loads of heart. just such bullshit.