Archive for the ‘Season Leftovers’ Category

One of my favorite college basketball blogs is a site called The Mikan Drill, a site that looks at the Xs and Os of the college game. Something that they have been over there since the season has ended was Season Leftovers, looking at some great sets over the course of the college season. An idea so good, that I decided to bring it over here during the NBA offseason.

Continuing the Season Leftovers’ rotation, we are going to be once again looking at some great after timeout sets. As I mentioned in part 1, I really feel that after timeout sets that get drawn up or called by the coaching staff really show you how good of a Xs and Os coach you are. It’s one play, and whether you drew it up on the fly or called it out, it takes smarts to get the correct play run and have it work.

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One of my favorite college basketball blogs is a site called The Mikan Drill, a site that looks at the Xs and Os of the college game. Something that they have been over there since the season has ended was Season Leftovers, looking at some great sets over the course of the college season. An idea so good, that I decided to bring it over here during the NBA offseason.

The first post in my Season Leftovers series looked at BLOB sets, and after looking at a few different plays in a few different situations, we have returned to BLOB sets, looking at a few more set plays coming from underneath the offense’s own basket.

Detroit Gets An Easy Look for Richard Hamilton

In recent years, Richard Hamilton has been one of my favorite players to watch, and usually it is when he doesn’t have the basketball. Hamilton might be the best player in the league at using screens off of the basketball (Ray Allen is up there as well), and coach John Kuester was able to use that skill to get his team, and one of his best shooters, a wide-open look late in their game against the Utah Jazz.

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One of my favorite college basketball blogs is a site called The Mikan Drill, a site that looks at the Xs and Os of the college game. Something that they have been doing over there since the season has ended was Season Leftovers, looking at some great sets over the course of the college season. An idea so good, that I decided to bring it over here during the NBA offseason.

When you think of late game execution, you always tend to think of it on the offensive end. However, execution and strategy is just as important defensively in late game situations. The plays that we are going to look at today are going to show fantastic execution and strategy defensively.

New Orleans’ Big to Big Switch

After a foul on a three-point shot by Jason Kidd, the Dallas Mavericks had 8.4 seconds to try and erase a 1-point deficit. There was little doubt who the basketball was going to, and the Mavericks tried to use off-ball screens to get Nowitzki the basketball. However, the Hornets’ bigs were able to switch a screen and wind up with a favorable matchup.

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One of my favorite college basketball blogs is a site called The Mikan Drill, a site that looks at the Xs and Os of the college game. Something that they have been doing over there since the season has ended was Season Leftovers, looking at some great sets over the course of the college season. An idea so good, that I decided to bring it over here during the NBA offseason.

Coming out of a timeout, trailing by one point with less that 24 seconds left in the game is one of the toughest positions for a head coach. The opposition gets to set up their defense and they are able react to whatever you do. Sure, you can go with an isolation, ensuring that your best player gets the shot. But if you run a set to put your best player in position to score, you are more likely to get an open shot. These coaches proved that.

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One of my favorite college basketball blogs is a site called The Mikan Drill, a site that looks at the Xs and Os of the college game. Something that they have been over there since the season has ended was Season Leftovers, looking at some great sets over the course of the college season. An idea so good, that I decided to bring it over here during the NBA offseason.

In my opinion, post timeout playcalling really proves your Xs and Os knowledge as a head coach. You usually call a timeout because the other team is making a run and you need a bucket or because the game is close late and you need a basket to take the lead or put the game away. Needing a basket, you are more likely to run your best stuff, whether it be a set you practice all of the time, or a play that you drew up right on the sideline.

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One of my favorite college basketball blogs is a site called The Mikan Drill, a site that looks at the Xs and Os of the college game. Something that they have been over there since the season has ended was Season Leftovers, looking at some great sets over the course of the college season. An idea so good, that I decided to bring it over here during the NBA offseason.

The first group of sets that we are going to look at are BLOB sets, or Base Line Out of Bounds. In my opinion, scoring from the baseline in the NBA is probably the hardest situation due to the fact that you have 10 men in the area around the basket. This means that if you want to score directly out of a BLOB set, you have to run something really special:

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