Overview: A veteran point guard who is more of a leader than an on-court producer at this point in his career. Doesnt possess the same speed and quickness that he did early in his career, which limits him offensively. Has great size and strength for a point guard, which makes him a good defender. Was a similar player in his days at Michigan State. Gets by on his experience and basketball IQ. May be more suited to be a coach at this point considering his age, personality, and style of play. Is a leader on and off the floor.
Offense: Is simply a steady floor general who seldom looks for his own offense. Gets most of his shoots from spot up opportunities because defenders slack off of him. Has a consistent stroke, but doesnt shoot a consistent percentage. Cant shoot from the outside. Needs time and space to shoot effectively. Does not drive as much as he used to. Almost never turns the ball over. Finds the open man when he puts the ball on the floor, but cant drive and dish like he used to. Can finish at the rim, doesnt elevate well. Protects the ball with his body. Decent ball handler, and can almost always get to the spot he wants to get to on the outside. Can get in the lane, but isnt quick enough to get a clear shot at the rim. Is like a coach on the floor.
Defense: Acts as something of a defensive specialist at this point in his career. Works extremely hard on the defensive end, and is capable of shutting down bigger, faster, and more athletic players in spurts. Gets extremely low, and uses leverage to defend the post and deny dribble penetration. Digs the post well from the outside. Doesnt reach, but uses his hands better than most. Closes out extremely well. Is a prototypical veteran on the defensive end in his effort level, lack of mistakes, and intensity.