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February 09, 2019: Syracuse senior guard Frank Howard (23) on defense during the first half of play. The Syracuse Orange defeated the Boston College Eagles 67-56 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. Alan Schwartz/CSM(Credit Image: © Alan Schwartz/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Zone Offense: Alignment

Zone Offense: Alignment

Alignment may be the key piece of zone offense. Here’s some tips for picking the right alignment versus various zone defenses.  When attacking zone defenses, the first step is to settle upon an offensive alignment. And starting from a good alignment may be all the “offense” you need versus a zone.  The traditional zone alignments

March 2, 2019: Lamonte Turner #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers shoots the ball during the NCAA basketball game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the University of Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville TN Tim Gangloff/CSM(Credit Image: © Tim Gangloff/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Video Playbook: Staggered Screens

Video Playbook: Staggered Screens – A look across the basketball landscape at options and actions stemming from the staggered down screen. The staggered down screen is a staple in many motion offenses across the basketball landscape. In this video playbook we will look at college, NBA and International teams using the staggered down screen. Staggered Screens:

March 16, 2019; Auburn Tigers guard Bryce Brown (2) celebrates after a made three against the Florida Gators during a SEC championship series game between the Auburn Tigers vs Florida Gators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN (Mandatory Photo Credit: Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)(Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Auburn Tigers – Transition Threes

The Auburn Tigers (28-9, #5 Midwest Region) high-powered offensive attack is propelled by transition threes. Let’s look at how they manufacture them.  The Auburn Tigers love the three-point shot. The Tigers are sixteenth in the nation in three-point percentage, shooting 38.2% from behind the line. Auburn’s 11.5 three-pointers made per game is tops in the

March 4, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) and Los Angeles Clippers Guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) grab each others jerseys as they go down the court during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the L.A. Clippers on March 04, 2018, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © David Dennis/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Motion Strong Entries And Options

Two “Motion Strong” entries and options from five-out featuring the Brooklyn Nets The Brooklyn Nets (35-33, 7th in East) have taken Motion Strong, a long-time staple of the San Antonio Spurs, and opened up the spacing with a five-out alignment from transition. Like the four-out version popularized by the Spurs, the Nets’ version features a staggered screen and different options

January 11, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors during the Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on January 11, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 122-105) (Credit Image: © Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

The Throw & Go Handoff

The “Throw & Go” handoff can be an effective two-player action for creating an advantage.  Simply put, a throw & go handoff is when a player, typically a guard, passes to another player, typically a big, on the perimeter and chases their pass for a handoff. The guard throws a pass and goes immediately into a handoff

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