Delonte West remains a bit of an unknown quantity to Mavericks fans.

But allow Boston coach Doc Rivers to help shed some light on the 6-3 guard who played four seasons for the Celtics, including last year.

"The old saying is, after the game, they should know your name,'' Rivers said. "I guarantee you when you're done playing against Delonte West, you know Delonte West. And that's big for your team. He's an instigator. You need a lot of those and he's one for sure.

"You're going to miss his toughness.''