Overview: A hired gun. House is at 6-1 a severely undersized shooting guard with very limited ability besides his phenomenal ability to put the ball in the net from the perimeter, although hes begin to develop his point guard skills as a Celtic. Regardless, he continues to get a job every summer, and has been a solid rotation player for every year of his career so far since being drafted in 2000. He can come off the bench and change the flow of a game with his shooting, and is a mistake free player who does whats asked of him. Hes a player that needs to be in the right situation to succeed, and thats exactly what hes been put him in consistently over the course of his career. Was a key component offensively on the Celtics 2008 Championship team.
Offense: Almost strictly a jump-shooter, getting 91% of his shots in this manner. Hes one of the best overall 3-point shooters in the entire league, though, both in quantity of makes per-minute and accuracy. He moves off the ball well, has an incredibly quick release, and absolutely no conscious hoisting up his beautiful rainbow arcing shotwhich helps him compensate to a certain extent for his lack of size. In the rare case that House puts the ball on the floor for a dribble drive, hes very likely going left, and will then pull-up off the dribble 90% of the time. House was mostly a shooting guard in New Jersey alongside Jason Kidd (who is big enough to defend shooting guards), but in Boston he sees a lot of time at the point, and does not do a bad job in this backup role. He keeps his turnovers to a minimum and is smart enough to execute his teams set-offense fairly effectively, even if his shoot-first mentality is always pretty evident. He wants the ball in his hands all the time and will visibly call for it every moment hes on the floor. House is a catch and shoot player, and if the defense takes that away from him, then there isnt a whole lot he can do otherwise to make his presence felt in the half-court. He almost never gets to the rim, and is barely at the free throw line (just 317 times in 523 career games). He is very effective at what he does well, though, and can single-handedly bring a team back from a large deficit with his streaky shot.
Defense: House is severely undersized for his position, having measured out at 6-0 ½ with a 6-3 ½ wingspan at the Chicago pre-draft camp in 2000. He gives up a good six inches at the shooting guard position, and therefore sees most of his time guarding point guards, even if his offensive skill-set doesnt always quite match that. Possessing just average lateral quickness, he will get beat from time to time off the dribble, and he lacks the size or length to contest shots on the perimeter. He puts a very solid effort on this end of the floor, though, which is why he consistently sees minutes under defensive-minded coaches like Doc Rivers and Lawrence Frank.