How to get the Shot Off with a Basketball Ball Screen
A basketball ball screen is a way virtually all professional basketball shooters use to get their shot off. It’s quite a simple move but like any basketball maneuver it must be done with precision. Watch how I demonstrate how it’s done, and then go step-by-step the way Stephan Curry does it.
The Ball Screen Starts with an Effective Pick
Basketball ball screens have become a simple yet effective way for all NBA teams to get an offense going. In its simplest form it is a two-man game with the screener setting a pick for the player who is dribbling, and then the player dribbling either takes a shot or makes a play. This will depend on how the basketball screen is defended. If done right and the screener sets effective screen it can cause complete disruption with players trying to defend. But all too often the screen is set haphazardly and without conviction.
So the play must start with a solid screen. If the player who is being screened for is not a good shooter the play will not be effective as a defense will merely ignore him. But if he is a pure shooter who can put up a quick shot, someone like Stephan Curry, the defense knows that they have to get out guarding that shooter at all costs. That usually means the player who has set the screen will probably be open for either jump shot or a roll to the basket. Watch the video to see how it is done the right way.