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Friday Film: In the Zone, Grand Theft, Shading the InbounderMar 30th, 2018
Watch the NBA's zone defenses, a different kind of steals, and the importance of the inbounder defender.
Friday Film: Swiping, Town's Help, Don't Push BackMar 23rd, 2018
Watch the importance of the swipe, Karl-Anthony Towns' lack of help, and a counter to push defenses.
Friday Film: Switch Counter, Double Stack, Back to BackMar 16th, 2018
Watch Toronto's counter to the Rockets' switchy lineup, the Knicks tinkering with sets, and the Wizards run the same play twice in a row with the game on the line.
Friday Film: Xs and Os EleganceMar 9th, 2018
At first glance, Houston's 21 Nash set just looks like a simple middle pick-and-roll. But there are reasons why it's so effective — reasons that can teach us a lot about the modern NBA.
Friday Film: The Boban Show, Reading the Cut, Dennis Without MenaceMar 2nd, 2018
Watch Boban as the center of a player vs. player chess match, smart cuts from the perimeter, and Dennis Smith's lack of fight on the interior.
Friday Film: Cavs' Elbow, Redick's Movement, Wrong FootFeb 22nd, 2018
Watch a Cavs/Celtics chess match, what JJ Redick creates with his constant movement, and James Harden's craftiness in isolations.
Friday Film: New Team New Scheme, Rejecting Screens, Inverted PNRFeb 16th, 2018
Watch the learning curve of joining a new team, a useful pick-and-roll tactic, and the pick-and-roll flipped on its head.
Friday Film: Guile not Speed, On a String, 5/4 PNRFeb 9th, 2018
Watch Steph Curry use guile, not speed, to create a layup, the importance of subtle off-ball movement, and Marc Gasol run a quick-hitting center/power forward pick-and-roll.
Friday Film: Pelicans EditionFeb 2nd, 2018
Four plays from recent Pelicans games: watch the baby Bulls struggle to defend NOP's spread pick-and-roll, the Bulls recognize mismatches (or fail to), a twist on the back-screen pick-and-roll, and good off-ball cuts.
Friday Film: Free Board, Olynyk's Fakes, StuntingJan 26th, 2018
Watch Steven Adams' unique free throw rebounding, Kelly Olynyk's deceptiveness, and the art of the stunt.