Ways to Get the Big Players Involved in Basketball Offense
Getting big players involved in basketball offense is really a concept that is starting to take hold with a lot of basketball coaches. Highly effective basketball offense is almost always predicated on finding individual mismatches, which means that when your team has a tall guy who is able to shoot, when bringing him to the outside it forces their defender out to play perimeter defense, which is frequently out of the comfort zone for many tall men when they have to defend the perimeter. This may create a mismatch you can exploit.
How to get Tall Players Involved in the Basketball Offense
If you’re a big player that wants to master how to play the total game of basketball, you need to be aware that there is a lot more to the basketball game than “10 feet from the rim and closer”. Many coaches still like to glue their big basketball player as close to the basket as they can, and to be candid there are valid reason for that. Size matters more when you’re close to the basket, and moving matters much more on the perimeter. But a lot of basketball mentors nowadays, and this is now somewhat of a focus in European basketball, is that if you can get a good match-up the old norms can be switched.
During this video I am going to emphasize one way to help get the big man to get open on the outside, and that can be a tough match-up for any defense. See how I demonstrate this on the video.