Overview: A veteran point guard who is better known for his defense and speed than anything else. Lacks size for his position. Possesses great lateral quickness, something he takes full advantage of on the defensive end. Doesnt show a lot of vertical explosiveness. Makes a living by playing his role. Takes care of the ball and does a good job initiating the offense. Never been known as much of a long-rage shooter, but is solid from mid-range. Would much rather set up a teammate than score himself. More dynamic on the defensive end. Hawks the ball relentlessly. Shows good hands and gets a lot of steals for a role player. High basketball IQ and solid intangibles makes him an effective player and good locker room presence. Had a nice career at Kansas. Does a lot of the same things he did in college as a pro. Became a more efficient point guard once he entered the League. An ideal backup point guard, especially on a team that values defense and has bench scorers on the wing like the Spurs.
Offense: Not a very creative scorer, but plays his role. A decent veteran point guard who makes plays as a spot up shooter from the midrange, and as the ball handler in pick and roll situations. Displays good form on his jumper, but doesnt have great range or consistency. More imposing shooter off the dribble. Good ball handler. Possesses a solid first step. Has little trouble turning the corner on pick and roll situations, but can get in the lane consistently off the dribble as well. Finishes at a decent rate for a player his size. Wont take contested shots at the basket. Gets to the free throw line at an average rate. Great drive and dish player. Defers to his teammates. Solid passer. Commits very few turnovers.
Defense: A very good perimeter defender who can hawk the ball effectively. Wont let his man get the best of his very often. Works extremely hard on the ball. Very smart defender. Possesses very quick feet and very quick hands. Will get his fair share of strips, but doesnt take risks to create turnovers. One of the most sound defenders at his position around, although his lack of size limits him here. Definitely as asset due to his ability to make ball handlers work on every possession.