Jeff Van Gundy Ball Screen Options

Jeff Van Gundy Ball Screen Options

Attached in this playbook are 8 Pick and Roll Plays from former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy. Van Gundy got his coaching start at the high school level during the 1980’s. From there, he worked as an assistant coach at both Providence and Rutgers before taking an assistant coaching position with the New York Knicks. Van Gundy would go on to become the head coach for the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets.

In these Pick and Roll Plays, Van Gundy points out that your ball-handler needs to come off of the screen looking to A)get to the basket, B)shoot, C)pass out to the perimeter, or D)hit the roll or pop. Most teams are prepared to guard the initial ball-screen, but struggle when a second ball-screen is implemented into the play. Use a combination of these options to put the defense at a disadvantage.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 1
High ball-screen from the trailer.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 2
Trailer runs into the lane as if screening for 5, but instead cuts back to set a ball-screen for 1.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 3
Trailer screens down for 5 at the low post. 5 moves out to set a wing ball-screen for 1.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 4
2 moves up from the corner to set a ball-screen for 1. 1 drives baseline as 2 pops to the wing for a shot.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 5
5 screens up for 4 who curls around the screen looking for a shot. If the shot isn’t there, 4 moves over to screen for 1 on the wing.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 6
5 sprints up from the weak-side low post to screen for 1. 1 drives left as 5 rolls to the basket.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 7
4 screens down for 5 who then sprints up to set a ball-screen as in Option 6.

Jeff Van Gundy NBA Pick and Roll Plays – Option 8
2 loops in from the corner to set a wing ball-screen for 1 to drive middle. 1 attacks into the lane as 2 rolls to the corner for a shot.

Click here to download the PDF! Jeff Van Gundy Pick and Roll Plays

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