Overview: A prolific collegiate scorer who can put points on the board as a role player on the NBA level. Has good size and strength for a wing, but isnt an elite athlete. Led the Southern Conference in scoring as a sophomore at Western Carolina and the Southeastern Conference in the same category as a senior at Georgia. Has very polished perimeter skills, but isnt a dynamic offensive player with the ball in his hands. Provides a good scoring punch off the bench in Detroit. Had some trouble with injuries early in his NBA career, but hasnt missed much action recently. Can make an impact as a replacement for Richard Hamilton when healthy. Twin brother Jonas currently serves as an assistant coach at Division II Belmont Abbey College.
Offense: Gets most of his touches off of spot ups and in transition. Takes most of his shots from the perimeter. Fundamentally sound shooter. Good range and follow through. Pretty reliable from three point range. Wont bring a whole lot to the table as a finisher or distributor. Runs the floor hard which makes him a good trailer when hes behind the play. Not quick or explosive enough to be very effective at either. Would rather catch and shoot than pull up off the dribble. Can put the ball on the floor to score from the midrange. Likes to use turnaround jumpers and fade-aways over crossovers and other more aggressive moves. Very careful with the ball. Doesnt take any risks. Wont get to the free throw line much since he doesnt seek out contact on his drives. Decent from the stripe. Not much of a rebounder either. Nice offensive role player off the bench.
Defense: Solid defender who has average lateral quickness and strength. Better at guarding strong small forwards than quicker shooting guards. Will get beat of the dribble from time to time. Hard worker. Goes after loose balls. Most comfortable defending in the midrange than the perimeter. Strong enough to keep his man off the block. Not going to take a lot of risks, will commit some careless fouls when beat off the dribble.