Overview: Versatile swingman who is quickly became one the more productive all-around players at his position in the game. Great size and strength for the shooting guard position, to go along with an excellent 6-11 wingspan. Possesses tremendous athleticism. Great speed in the open floor. Good first step. Elite explosiveness and leaping ability. Becoming a very dynamic offensive player. Very talented defensively as well. Fills up the stat-sheet in every way possible. An iron man who never comes off the floor. Plays 40 minutes per game, and never gets hurt. Missed just six total games in his first five NBA seasons. Showed his versatility during his two seasons at Arizona. Has developed substantially since then. Locked in as Philadelphias franchise player for the foreseeable future, although he may be better suited playing second fiddle considering his skill-set. Still has room to continue to develop.
Offense: An extremely productive player who has developed considerably, but still has some holes to his game. Gets the chance to showcase himself as the centerpiece of Philadelphias offense, but doesnt always show the skill-set to carry such a heavy load. Outstanding in transition first and foremost, is absolutely deadly in the open floor thanks to his strength and athleticism. Not quite as effective in the half-court, but still manages to produce in a major way. Lacks consistency on his 3-point shot, which may be the biggest part of his game holding him back. Makes his 2-pointers fairly efficiently. First step allows him to get to free throw line at a very good rate. Tough to stop once he has a head of steam. Finishes with authority. Can jump over defenders if he has to. Not all that effective in pure one on one situation, lacks some advanced ball-handling skills and tends to settle quite a bit for tough pull-up jumpers. Would be best suited trying to use his athleticism to get to the rim more effectively, but must become more fluid with the ball to do so. Has most of his problems when hes forced to pull up off the dribble. Very good passer. Can drive and dish. Will generally make good decisions with the ball, and has adjusted to being a primary offensive threat. Was a versatile offensive player as a rookie, but has blossomed as a scorer as well.
Defense: A tremendous defender who is arguably the most dynamic player maker on Philadelphias roster. Does a very good job reading the eyes of ball handlers and intercepting passes to create transition opportunities. Has the quickness and length to effectively deny penetration. Will make some plays blocking shots as well. Gives more effort than almost every elite scorer the League has to offer. Very good rebounder as well. The type of player that coaches love.