Overview: An undersized point guard who saw decent minutes for the first time in a few seasons in 2008. A good shooter and decision maker who has had a hard time finding the right situation to utilize his skills. Lacks good size, strength, and athleticism for the point by NBA standards. Shoots the ball with range on the perimeter, but isnt quite as lights out from behind the arc as you might hope. Handles the ball with a lot of flair. Runs the point with poise. Posts a solid assist to turnover ratio. Doesnt have the athleticism to consistently create his own shot. Lack of quickness limits him on the defensive end as well. Put together an impressive college career at Gonzaga after transferring from Washington. Named WCC Player of the Year as a senior. Has bounced around the League throughout his career. Put together an impressive season with the Hornets in 2005.
Offense: An average offensive player who can be a decent 3rd point guard without hurting a team too much. Gets most of his offense off of spot ups in the half court and by pushing the ball on fast breaks, with another large portion coming in pick and roll situations. Very good catch and shoot player. Smooth, confident shooting stroke and a very quick release. Wont do a lot of damage with a hand in his face. Pretty good shooter off the dribble as well. Struggles to create his own shot, and not a finisher by any stretch of the imagination. Will try and draw contact at the rim since he doesnt have the athleticism to finish over or around the defense. Would rather drive and dish than finish at the rim. Great foul shooter when he can get to the line. Displays decent point guard skills. Good in transition. Solid ball-handler. Not as effective in half court scenarios in terms of point guard play, since he cant really get by his defender. Doesnt make a lot of mistakes. Usually asked to be a spot up guy once play slows down. Isnt very efficient, but pretty capable on the offensive end.
Defense: A below average defender who doesnt have the size or lateral quickness to keep up with the Leagues growing number of highly athletic point guards. Isnt strong enough to compensate for that either. Doesnt have any truly distinguished defensive skills. Will make an effort to stay in front of the ball, but has to commit blocking fouls to really manage his disadvantage. Shows quick hands and good fundamentals. Will track down long rebounds. Limitations on this end may keep him out of the league.