Overview: A tall point guard with pedestrian athleticism, but a good stroke and an advanced feel for the game. Has good height for the point guard spot, and a decent build to match. Isnt quite strong enough to take advantage of his size. Doesnt bring a lot to the table in terms of leaping ability or quickness. Knows how to the run the point effectively. Makes a living as a distributor, but has proven capable of putting points on the board as well. Doesnt have the physical assets to be a good defender, but knows how to hold his own. Honed his skills in Slovenia as a youth, but played in a number of countries before finding his way to the NBA. Won NBA Championships with the Spurs in 2005 and 2007, but wasnt an integral part of either playoff run. Was known as being very injury prone throughout his career. Has found himself since landing in Sacramento. Signed to a long-term deal now for the full mid-level. Yet to show whether he can hold up and be a starting caliber point guard on a winning team.
Offense: A solid offensive point guard who is a solid distributor, a good shooter, and a decent overall scorer. Gets more than half of his offense from pick and roll situations, reflecting the fact that he needs a screen typically to get going off the dribble. Displays a consistent shooting stroke with great range. Knocks down three pointers at a great clip, but doesnt shoot many. Great catch and shoot guy. Decent shooter off the dribble. Displays very good touch on every shot he takes. In contrast to his shooting ability, he has a very hard time finishing at the rim. Doesnt deal well with help defenders or physical contact. Simply isnt quick enough to gain separation or athletic enough to make dynamic plays. Likes to drive right to go to the rim. Displays very good ball handling ability, but will over dribble drives periodically. Gets to the line at an average rate, but is a great foul shooter. Does a good job getting his teammates involved. Doesnt have a distinguished offensive game outside of his shooting, which is something that doesnt help his numbers. Still growing on the offensive end. Needs to cut down on his turnovers.
Defense: An average defensive point guard who maximizes his limited physical tools with effort and great awareness. Lacks the lateral quickness to play physically on most ball handlers, so he uses his height to maintain a safe distance from his man. Will get beaten off the dribble, but not as often as players with comparable foot speed. Collects some steals by playing great help side defense. Knows when to get into position and meet the drive. Solid rebounder for his position. Not the best defender, but shows that he can be effective against lesser point guards despite his lack of quickness.