Tag Archives: Dynamic Defense

Skills without Drills – Part 11

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Players: You want to bring something to the game – bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game, but you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. These things take time – usually off-season time. What can you bring RIGHT NOW?! What can you ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 8

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Players: You want to bring something to the game – bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game, but you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. These things take time – usually off-season time. What can you bring RIGHT NOW?! What can you ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 7

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Players: You want to bring something to the game – bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game, but you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. These things take time – usually off-season time. What can you bring RIGHT NOW?! What can you ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 2

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Players- Here’s the situation: Season has begun and you find yourself wanting to bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game. But you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. (Those kind of things take time – usually off-season time.) So, what can you ... Read More »

NBA Terminology – Ice/Blue/Weak

Last year we wrote an article discussing how the NBA defends sideline pick & rolls. Some of the information will be somewhat redundant, but I encourage you to read that older post because it is very detailed and incorporates a few videos; you can find the article HERE. Ice/Blue: Most, if not all, NBA teams will Ice or Blue side pick & rolls on ... Read More »

5 W’s to Pick & Roll Defense

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Here are five things to consider when defending the pick & roll. Where The location of the screen is extremely important as it can alter your coverages and rotations. Who Who is setting and receiving the pick is the 2nd factor that ultimately determines who the action will be defended. Is the screener a pick & pop or pick & ... Read More »

3 Defensive Gaps

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The first thing to learn about defense in the game of basketball is how to guard the ball. The first level (and there are 4) is how to guard the ball. Now, if I mention the word SPACING, most will think that I’m talking about offensive spacing. But instead, we will explore 3 easy ways to communicate DEFENSIVE spacing when ... Read More »

Defending the Corner Fill

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Recently I was fortunate to spend time with almost 20 NBA players for a week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. One term that was used by one of them when defending a shooter in the corner with a potential wing-baseline drive was, “Body here, mind there”. I absolutely LOVE that term. In the illustration below, here what we’re talking ... Read More »