OverviewDiminutive point guard who had a solid NBA career, somewhat overshadowed by off-court (mostly marijuana) issues, and probably only has a few more seasons left in the tank. Severely undersized at 5-10, but was a tremendous shooter, scorer and distributor in his heyday. Rookie of the year in 1996. Forced his way out of Memphis after realizing the direction theyre headed, and joined San Antonio in hopes of winning a championship.
Offense: Has a nice looking stroke from the perimeter, and has been known to heat up from time to time and go off on prolific scoring bursts. Somewhat of a streaky shooter who takes a high volume of 3-pointers. Forced to rely on it more and more as his career progressed and he lost some of the incredible quickness that made him such an exciting player years ago. Still an excellent ball-handler with either hand. Can pull-up off the dribble from mid-range and punish defenders who go underneath screens. Gets a lot of his offense off the pick and roll, where he makes pretty good decisions. Is generally a solid floor general who reads the court well and can find the open man effectively. Still somewhat turnover prone, which has been a problem for him his entire career. Has good quickness still and likes to push the ball in the open floor. Struggles badly finishing inside due to his poor size, and rarely gets to the free throw line. Much more likely to pull up off the dribble than take the ball all the way to the basket. Can nicely finish with a floater, though.
Defense: Will always be considered a defensive liability due to his lack of size and strength. Really struggles fighting through screens, and doesnt have the length needed to contest shots of bigger players. Doesnt really make up for it with his technique or intensity.