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Film Room: Memphis vs. Golden State Game 2

Film Room: Memphis vs. Golden State Game 2

In a matchup between two of the league’s best defensive teams, good offensive sets can be hard to come by. Here are 5 well-executed plays from Game 2 between the Grizzlies and Warriors, with a few that are smartly designed to counter the defensive tactics of the opponent.   Memphis Start of game – Hi-Lo

Pressure Man Defense – Rooftop Rules

Beginning with on-the-ball defense, we blueprint how to implement pressure man-to-man defense into your program. The first concept, “THE ROOFTOP RULES”  is the foundation. Not all man-to-man defenses are alike. Coaches have different philosophies on help defense, ball screen coverage, stance angle and much more. In this series we will detail the foundations of pressure

The NBA Slice Series – Part 2

This is the second part of a two part NBA Slice Series. Read part one here: The NBA Slice Series Part 1 When Doc Rivers took over the head coaching position at the L.A. Clippers, he brought Alvin Gentry on board as his offensive coordinator. Gentry, in addition to being a head coach for multiple

Plays of the Week: Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been the most dominant team in the NBA this year. They blend the perfect amount of quality players and sets that always put the defense in tough spots. Having Steph Curry & Klay Thompson with shooters to space the floor, their offense is unguardable at times. Here we will take

The Art of 1-on-1 Defense – Part 1

We live in a basketball world where style usually gets noticed more than substance.  A player with strong 1-on-1 offensive skills (jab, shoulder fake, foot-fake, spin, pull-up jump shot) often gets rewarded with millions of dollars from an NBA contract and endorsements. While this “highlight” brand of basketball may dominate the talking points on ESPN

Motion Offense – Four-Player Drills

In Vol. 7 of the FastModel Motion Offense Forum we progress to four-player drills to teach passing, screening, cutting, floor balance and reading the defense. In building and refining a motion offense, especially one of the four-out variety, you will rely more heavily upon four-player drills than any other drill grouping. The carryover from practice

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