How good ball movement can impact a team, part 2

This week my colleague DJ Allen shared some thoughts on and examples of the benefits of ball movement in basketball. He touched on the mentality of “me” versus “we” and sacrificing good shots for great shots — these principles encompass the essence of the commitment to move the ball. There’s a concept of morale that comes with ball … More How good ball movement can impact a team, part 2

Breakdown: Washington Wizards “Down Roll”

The Wizards started playing with smaller line ups towards the end of last season, but they’ve been mostly showing two-big sets, and they like to play inside-out. Washington ranked top 10 in post-ups last season and scored nearly 42 percent of the time when playing out of the post (via NBA.com). I’m looking at their “Down … More Breakdown: Washington Wizards “Down Roll”

Breakdown: Michigan’s Early Hand Off Action

My last breakdown was also a hand off series from the Miami Heat. This time I’m looking at the Michigan Wolverines and how Jon Beilein’s team has been attacking their hand off action. Much like the Heat, Michigan uses the hand off to start quick, aggressive, and early offense. Recently the Wolverines have had exceptional guard play … More Breakdown: Michigan’s Early Hand Off Action

STUDENTS – Golden State Warriors “Dummy” Out Of Bounds Play

STUDENTS – Golden State Warriors “Dummy” Out Of Bounds Play (VIDEO) The Golden State Warriors are the most exciting and prolific offensive team in the NBA this season. They’ve especially made a killing on five-man passing, spacing, and three-point shooting, but more generally, quick offense. This also translates to their mentality in out of bounds … More STUDENTS – Golden State Warriors “Dummy” Out Of Bounds Play

X’s and O’s: John Stockton and Karl Malone

  X’s & O’s: John Stockton (G, Utah Jazz 1984-2003) Karl Malone (F, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers 1985-2004)  John Stockton and Karl Malone are one of the most accomplished duo’s in the history of the NBA. Despite their shortcomings in the NBA Finals, they played a truly dominant and skilled brand of basketball that … More X’s and O’s: John Stockton and Karl Malone