H: 6' 3"|
W: 196 lbs
(35 Years Old)
|RSCI: 20||Agent: Rob Pelinka ||
High School: Dillard
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Drafted: Pick 10 in 2000 by Magic
Overview: A scoring combo guard who is extremely difficult to guard one-on-one. Physical stature leaves him between positions. Pretty lanky. Could stand to add some extra muscle. Very athletic. Good leaper. Outstanding first step and straight line speed. Nice lateral quickness as well. Makes a living by putting points on the board off the bench. Can really score when he gets going. Doesn't have the point guard skills necessary to play the position he was built for. Has the ability to be a great defensive player when he wants to. Showed a lot of explosiveness and potential during his time at Missouri. Still rather young for his experience level. Needs to be given a defined role to help him progress.
Offense: A solid offensive player who gets about half of his offense running the pick and roll, but is also asked to function as a spot up shooter and take his man one-on-one. Finds a lot of offense in the mid-range area, mostly on pull-up jumpers, and is a pretty solid shooter from this range. Loses effectiveness the further back he gets. Very streaky from behind the arc. Pretty dynamic scorer when he gets a chance to feature his skills. Drives left way more often than right. Decent passer as well, but much more focused on his own offense. Great first step. Nice touch around the basket. Can finish plays effectively even when he can't get all the way to the rim. Has the quickness to get there in most situations. Explosive at the basket. Goes to the line a good clip and shoots a great percentage. Gets a little bit too aggressive at times with his dribble and with his shooting. Not very disciplined in that regard, which limits his effectiveness. Can be a great asset when he is dialed in.
Defense: A very good defensive player who can lock down when he wants to. Has the quickness to stay in front of point guards and the length to slide over and guard the shooting guard position. Has a hard time dealing with taller and strong players. Does a very good job hawking ball-handlers. Won't take risks like he used to, which really makes him a better team defender. Will still reach when he feels like he can get a hand on the ball. Commits some fouls that he doesn't have to. A very talented defender who has the developed the intensity required to use his physical assets.