Overview: A veteran power forward who has proven to be one of the best luxuries a contending team can afford, but is pretty much at the end of his career now. Great size and good strength for his position. Used to have a deceptive first step. Wont show much explosiveness anymore. Can make an impact on the offensive end due to his versatility, but will always be known for his clutch shooting. Pretty solid defender as well. Was never a dominant player at Alabama, but had a very productive four years. Has had simply ridiculous success and longevity as a role player in the NBA. Won NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995 with the Houston Rockets, in 2000, 2001, and 2002 with the Lakers, and in 2005 and 2007 with the Spurs. One of the most successful players in the history of the game when it comes to team playoff success.
Offense: Essentially a situational spot up shooter at this point in his career. Gets well over half of his shots up from spot up situations. Displays a fluid stroke with range. No longer shooting a great percentage from three point range, but you know he will when it counts. Great catch and shoot player historically. Loves to take the big shots. Wont put the ball on the floor to score. Takes the vast majority of his shots from three point range at this points. Displays that ability to work off the ball and duck into the paint to get some easy baskets at the rim. Isnt a great finisher at this point due to his lack of explosiveness. Good offensive rebounder. Excellent passer with a terrific assist to turnover ratio. Isnt nearly as involved in the game as he used to be. Was never an efficient player, but has seen his percentages drop into the low 30s recently.
Defense: A solid veteran defender whose size, length, and smarts make him a nice asset. Has too much experience and too good of an attitude to not be a good defender. Will get in a low stance and fight for the position on the block when he has to. Gets his fair share of strips and blocks in the post. Average rebounder. Always boxes out. Clearly not as effective here as he once was, and thus doesnt play many minutes anymore.