Basketball Screen Pick and Pop
The basketball screen pick and pop is a staple of NBA players because it is very hard to defend. The player setting the screen, often a big player, must be a legitimate threat two knock down a jump shot from some range. Check out this video as I demonstrate how to do it the right way.
The pick ‘n pop became popular as an alternative to the pick ‘n roll. A good pick and roll was good for the players who were strong enough to finish around the basketball. A pick and pop has the same motion as the pick and roll, but instead of rolling to the basketball, the player doing the screening will “pop away” from the ball for a jump shot.
This move is very popular for the tall European players who love to shoot 3-point shots. It doesn’t have to be a tall player screening for a guard, though. Guards can set the screen and pop out for shots as well and even create mismatches off the screen. It is imperative that you read the defense, however. If the defensive player involved does what is called a switch (basically meaning they exchange who they are defending), then that immediately takes away the pop. Only if the player guarding you starts guarding the ball will this move have any chance of working. It’s just another weapon in your arsenal if you can execute it.