Overview: A guard who can a complimentary backup when he is allowed to freelance. Pretty tall for the point guard position. Built athletically, and shows good speed and quickness for his size. Has never really fit any system hes played in all that well due to his desire to play his way. Shoots the ball pretty well from the perimeter, but definitely falls in love with it excessively. Can take his man off the dribble and finish at the cup. Sometimes dribbles himself into trouble leading to turnovers. Doesnt do much more than set up the offense as a point guard. Can create some shots for others, but tends to look for his own. Solid defender when he wants to be. Quick hands on the defensive end. Spent time at Southern Idaho JC before playing two seasons at Fordham. Had a decent collegiate career. Played overseas, in the minors, and with a few NBA teams before catching on with the Lakers in 2006. May be headed back overseas for now. Miami surely regretted signing him. Still needs to learn to work in a system to have success moving forward.
Offense: Not really a point guard, and not really a shooting guard. Gets most of his offense from spot up opportunities, with another large portion coming from pick and rolls. Doesnt play a very efficient brand of offense. Displays a solid jumper, but his shot selection, footwork, and consistency leave a lot to be desired. Will knock down open jumpers with range out past the three point line, but isnt an ideal catch and shoot guy. Takes most of his jumpers off the dribble, but doesnt get enough separation to warrant it. Shot-selection
Tends to drive right quite a bit more than left, and seldom takes the ball to the rim to draw contact. Doesnt get to the free throw line at a high rate, and shoots a mediocre percentage once there. Needs to learn how to use his dribble to get to the bucket. Very solid ball handler. Can get a bit flashy at times. Will make some good passes, but his lack of discipline often hurts his distributing abilities offensively.
Defense: A decent defender whose effort level depends on his mood. Wont bring a lot to the table when things arent going his way. Shows the quickness required to guard all three perimeter positions. Wont spend many minutes defending small forwards. Isnt very good at containing taller players. Will get a hand up when his man tries to take him one-on-one, but isnt going to make a lot of plays rotating to the ball from the strong side. Average rebounder.