Overview: One of the leagues original combo guards. A bit of a trail blazer in that sense. A 6-1 shooting guard in a point guards body, but extremely effective over the course of his career nonetheless. Brings fantastic scoring instincts off the bench, and can change the complexion of a game with his pull-up jumper. Not bashful at all about making his presence felt, takes a lot of shots, and is not the most efficient player around. Made a name for himself on a great Sacramento Kings team under Rick Adelman. High character guy who has been somewhat injury prone year in and year out. Still extremely effective at age 35, but not might have all that much left in the tank when his contract expires in 2009.
Offense: Takes a lot of 3-pointers, and is a very good shooter. A master at hitting tough shots off the dribble. Better shot selection would have even made him a great shooter. Doesnt get to the free throw line as much as he used to. Doesnt turn the ball over that much eitherhas become more prudent picking his spots later on in his career. Isnt quite as cat-quick as he used to be, but is very crafty and still plays the game with a tremendous swagger. Excellent ball-handler, goes left or right equally well. First step is average at this point, doesnt get to the basket at a high rate. Likes to finish with a pretty floater around the rim when he does. Mostly looks to create for himself, but has the court vision to create for others as well. Has a tendency to over-dribble at times.
Defense: Competes defensively, but his physical tools limit him to a certain extent. Still very crafty about contesting shots. Fundamental, intense and really understands angles. Not afraid to stick nose in to take a charge. Will get in the passing lanes at times and come up with a steal. Also a solid rebounder for his position. Needs to guard point guards, but isnt always able to do so because of his offensive tendencies. Severely undersized at the SG position, which makes it very easy for players to shoot over him.