Overview: An undersized shooting guard who has had little trouble transitioning to the NBA game. Lacks ideal height for an NBA wing, but has tremendous quickness and leaping ability. Built like a running back. Can really heat up from the perimeter. One of the most dangerous bench players the League has to offer. Pretty good defender when he wants to be. Had a great career at UCONN. Won an NCAA Championship as a junior in 2004. Won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a rookie, a testament to his college career and ability to score off the bench. His unique physical attributes make him one of the Leagues most unique scorers, and he will see a substantial raise in free agency during the 2008 offseason. Work ethic is reportedly incredible, but doesnt have great leadership skills.
Offense: The most pronounced feature of his offensive repertoire is the ridiculous amount of elevation and arc he gets on his jumper. Few, if any, players in the League have comparable jumpers. A great shooter from mid to long range, and gets most of his possession from spot ups, pick and rolls, and transition opportunities. Jumper and quickness make him a great spot up and pick and roll player, and he loves to pull up off the dribble when he can create separation. Has shown an ability to find open teammates when running the break. Doesnt have great point guard skills, but is serviceable in spurts. Usually a great offensive player, but has seen his fair share of cold streaks, and will display questionable shot-selection at times.
Defense: Does not have the size to be a great defender. Taller swingmen have no trouble shooting over him. Gets an occasional steal, but isnt a dynamic ball hawk. Shows a willingness to try and grab defensive rebounds, but needs to improve his aggressiveness on the defensive end in general. Has the tools to be a good defensive point guard, but doesnt have the offensive game to make that transition work.