Overview: A combo guard who is capable of putting up big numbers due to Seattles lack of depth. Possesses good height, but a slight build for a point guard. Has pretty good quickness and speed. Rather explosive leaper. A bit injury prone due to his size. Can shoot the ball pretty well from the perimeter. Improving as a point guard. A nice complimentary player. Played off the ball quite a bit at St. Josephs next to Jameer Nelson. Has taken some time to adapt to the NBA game. Needs to improve his consistency. Has the toughness, smarts and skills to be a solid player, but is more suited to come off the bench at this point. Provides nice energy, but could be an even better player if he cuts down on his mistakes. Should find some interest in restricted free agency this offseason.
Offense: A solid point guard who gets about half of his offense as a ball handler in pick and roll situations. Displays a pretty consistent lefty jumper with good touch out to the three point line. Capable spot up shooter. Takes most of his jumpers off the dribble. Very good midrange game. Shows nice touch on short range floaters and jumpers as well. Good ball handler. Gets to the rim at a decent rate. Has a hard time finishing due to his lack of leaping ability. Gets sent to the line, but doesnt shoot a great percentage. Will turn the corner on pick and rolls, but not as frequently as other point guards. Good passer, but isnt a spectacular distributor. Could stand to take less shots at the rim and do more driving and dishing. Provides a solid but pretty unspectacular option at point guard.
Defense: A decent defender who plays a solid and unaggressive style of defense. Can effectively defend the point guard position, but has a very difficult time covering shooting guards. Displays good lateral quickness and a nice dedication to the defensive end. Wont let his man get into the lane without a fight. Shows quick hands and a low stance. Comes up with a decent amount of blocks surprisingly. Isnt a play maker, but is more than passable due to his commitment to the fundamentals.