Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense

Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense by Wes Kosel

Here are 4 options out of the wall offense from Coach D’Antoni. In addition, a sideline out-of-bounds play is included to show how to get into the wall formation after passing the ball in. 

Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense – Option 1

In option 1, 1 dribbles toward 2 on the wing and gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off. 2 first looks to attack off of the hand-off, but if a drive isn’t open he has passing options. His first option is 1 popping to the corner. 2’s second passing option is to pass to 3 cutting off of a double screen from 4 and 5.

Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense – Option 2

In option 2, 2 makes a zipper cut up the floor and receives a pass from 1. 4 then steps out and receives a pass from 2. 1, 5, and 3 move towards the same spot on the opposite wing to set up in the 3-man wall.Once all three players are set, they cut at the same time. 1 cuts to the low post, 5 screens for 3, and 3 steps in behind the screen for a shot. If neither option is there, 2 comes back from the corner and loops around 4 for a dribble hand-off. 5 and 3 set a staggered screen for 1 for a shot.

Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense – Option 3

In option 3, 2 sets a ball-screen for 4 instead of cutting to the corner. 4 drives to the basket looking for 1 cutting to the basket or to 2 on the pick-and-pop.

Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense – Option 4

In option 4, 2 cuts through to the corner. 5, 1, and 3 are set up in the wall. 5 steps across the lane and sets a ball-screen for 4. 3 and 1 step out to clear space for 4 and 5 on the pick-and-roll.

Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense – Wall SLOB

1 starts at the low post and cuts up the floor to receive the pass from 2. Once the ball is inbounded, 5, 4,and 2 step together to form the 3-man wall. 1 dribbles across and passes to 3 at the high post. From here, any of the 4 options above can be used.

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2 thoughts on “Mike D’Antoni LA Lakers Wall Offense”

  1. thx for sharing all this great information — quick question: were there supposed to be diagrams with the wall offense?? I printed a one page written description, so I am just checking if I am missing 5 pages of diagrams — no sweat either way — thx again

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