Overview: A veteran shooting guard who is still a tremendous scorer on a per-minute basis. Has had a long and productive NBA career. Averaged 30 points per game in 2001/2002. Has maintained enough of his athleticism to be a very dangerous offensive player. Doesnt possess the same explosiveness, but is still quick, strong, and can get up on occasion. Was one of the best players in college basketball as a sophomore at North Carolina in 1995. Two time All-Star. Much more team oriented now than he was early in his career. Has a sizeable contract, but isnt an average NBA veteran.
Offense: A role player who excels as a slasher. Has a good looking stroke, but isnt much of a 3-point shootereven if hes relying more and more on this part of his game as his career progresses. Good ball handler with an aggressive scoring mentality. Very good midrange game. Likes to pull up off the dribble when driving left. Relatively effective whenever he takes the ball off the dribble. Runs the floor very hard. Isnt the explosive finisher he used to be, but can still get up occasionally. Used to get to the free throw line at a very good rate, where he now shoots an excellent percentage. Shows some decent post moves. Tough to defend due to his versatility. Still has a scorers mentality, although hes never been terribly efficient. You always know what to expect from him. A very good passer as well.
Defense: A solid defender who turns his effort level up when it matters. Gets in a low stance, but tends to like to use his hands at times. Has the strength and quickness to keep most small forwards out of the lane, but has problems with smaller shooting guards from time to time. Doesnt take risks like he used to, but still comes up with steals by staying in position. Boxes out well, but doesnt get after rebounds very often. Solid defender across the board, but not dynamic.