He packs his gym bag and quietly walks down the hallway from the Clippers' locker room at the Staples Center. But if Kobe & Co. are back in the Finals next June gunning for their three-peat, chances are this guy will have played a big role getting there. The seven-year veteran is the ideal backup behind Derek Fisher at the point and could even see his minutes bumped up if age slows Fish down at all. He can shoot 3s, pass the ball and doesn't turn the ball over, which always endears him to coaches. In this case, Phil Jackson will be happy to rely on his dependability after the unfulfilled expectations with Jordan Farmar (who is now in New Jersey).