Overview: A great scoring guard who doesnt have ideal athleticism, but is lights-out from the perimeter. Average size and strength for the shooting guard spot. Is probably one of the least explosive stars in the game today. Shows decent quickness and speed, but nothing special. In contrast, his left handed shooting stroke is probably the quickest in the game. Deadly from three point range. Can score in other ways as well. Alright as a defender. Didnt show the same range and consistency in his three years at Ohio State. Won the Big 10 Player of the Year Award as a senior. Seemed to develop his shooting ability almost overnight. Took a few seasons in Milwaukee to get to where he is now. Improved in practice alone early on, a testament to his work ethic. Great character and skill level make him a good franchise cornerstone.
Offense: One of the games most prolific shooters and the focal point of everything Milwaukee does offensively. Gets a fifth of his touches in one-on-one situations with a significant number of opportunities coming from pick and rolls, off and screens, and in spot up opportunities as well. Has one of the quickest, purest, and most consistent releases in the League. Seems to just fling the ball from above his head at the rim given the speed with which he shoots. One of the best catch and shooter players around. Displays tremendous range and very good perimeter footwork. Takes a lot of threes. Simply lights out, even with a hand in his face. Great midrange shooter as well. Solid ball handler, who can get to the rim since the defense has to respect his shot. Isnt the best finisher due to his lack of ideal athleticism, but draws a lot of contact and goes to the line at a very high rate. Great foul shooter. Knows how to work off the ball and proves to be a pretty effective drive and kick player. Has the killer instinct that prolific shooters need to have to be as productive as he is. Always in attack mode. Thrives off of defensive mistakes.
Defense: An average defender who lacks the quickness to be very effective. Wont be asked to guard an opponents best offensive player. Has a tough time staying in front of quicker guards. Will use his strength to deny penetration when he can. Shows the ability to play sound defense, but it simply isnt what makes him a special player. Will get some steals by playing aggressively in passing lane periodically. Shows a willingness to help out on the glass as well.