Tag Archives: Offensive Concepts

April 29, 2018 - Cleveland, OH, USA - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James drives the ball against Indiana Pacers Lance Stephenson in the second quarter of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round series on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs won the game, 105-101. (Credit Image: © Leah Klafczynski/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Playing Inside Out: Passing and Cutting from the Post

Playing Inside Out: Passing and Cutting from the Post

Teach players key concepts and reads to playing inside out on offense in order to increase spacing and scoring opportunities.  Playing inside out has long been a focus of many basketball coaches. This often meant playing through a traditional post player who would throw the ball out if they couldn’t score. The game has changed in many ways,

April 25, 2018 - Cleveland, OH, USA - The Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, right, drives against the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round playoff series on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Credit Image: © Leah Klafczynski/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

The Latest Offensive Trend: Slingshot Concept

The 2018 NBA Playoffs saw the rise of a new offensive trend, the Slingshot Concept, which combats defenses that switch ball screens.  Anyone who watched the NBA playoffs saw a plethora of switching defenses. Teams switch to negate any advantage the offense has gained via an off-ball screen or ball screen. NBA offenses have evolved,

March 25, 2018 - Omaha, NE U.S. - Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte' Graham #4 in action during the Elite 8, Midwest Regional, NCAA men's basketball game between #2 Duke Blue Devils and #1 Kansas Jayhawks at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE..Attendance:17579.Kansas Won 85-81 OT.Jimmy Rash/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Jimmy Rash/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Keys to Attacking a Match-up Zone: 8 Plays to Score

A Match-up Zone can cause problems for offenses finding ways to score. Here are 8 top sets to help beat it.  The 2018 NCAA basketball tournament has been one for the ages, giving college basketball fans monumental upsets and amazing come-from-behind victories. It also further illustrates that teams with unique and unorthodox styles of play

February 12, 2018: North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye (32) goes for the layup in the NCAA basketball matchup at Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. (Scott Kinser/Cal Sport Media)(Credit Image: © Scott Kinser/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Wooden Award Watch: Luke Maye Player Breakdown

North Carolina’s Luke Maye has put himself in the Wooden Award conversation with a versatile skillset based on elite shooting and rebounding. MORE Wooden Award Watch Series: Jalen Brunson Player Breakdown Luke Maye blasted onto the scene during North Carolina’s title run last season and eventually hit the game winning shot in the national championship game. The 6’8″

December 29, 2017 - Newark, New Jersey, U.S. - Creighton's guard Khyri Thomas (2) looks to make a play as Seton Hall's guard Khadeen Carrington (00) defends in the first half during NCAA action between the Seton Hall Pirates and the Creighton Bluejays at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Seton Hall defeated Creighton 90-84. Duncan Williams/CSM(Credit Image: © Duncan Williams/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Footwork on the Catch: Creating an Advantage

Footwork is a very fundamental basketball skill, but it can turn an average offensive player into a dangerous one. Whether 10 years old or 20, footwork is a key fundamental to a player’s overall game. Proper footwork can help a player gain an advantage, create spacing, draw fouls, and prevent travels and other types of turnovers. Footwork is the

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Offensive Concepts – Enlarge the Defense

Conceptual-based offensive basketball is anchored by principles. The first of which is “enlarging the defense.” The beginnings of coaching and playing basketball conceptually lie with spacing. Spacing entails not only selecting an alignment (i.e. four-out) but allowing the basketball room to breathe within the possession. Tactics for enlarging the defense and creating space are vital

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