Moving in Basketball Offense
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.
See the Value of Good Basketball Movement
Anyone that’s had some engagement with the game of basketball understands the necessity of good basketball movement when trying to operate an offense. Even the best trained basketball squads will see their offense stand still occasionally, and there will be several reasons for that. In this particular video I am going to identify the value of good basketball movement to increase scoring options every time down the hardwood.
Good basketball movement at all times will keep the defense in motion. We can go back to military history to see that the defense which is “dug in” is always much harder to attack. Therefore the initiative from an offensive point of view is at all times to keep any defense relocating and wondering exactly where the attack will come from. For basketball that’s quite easy. Defenses have to react to the spot where the basketball is, and if the basketball continues to move any defense must react with it. This leads to breakdowns in the defense that may be attacked, but the timing must be right.
By observing this video you will see how I point out how superior basketball movement will breakdown the defense and then make it very prone to attack. The San Antonio Spurs, as I am going to demonstrate during the video do this very well. Check this out to get insight on the way good teams accomplish this.