NBA Preseason – GSW Double Drag

NBA Preseason – GSW Double Drag by Roberto Assi

Here is a set play from the Golden State Warriors used during the preseason game against the Timberwolves in China. The play starts with a double drag action and ends with a post feed. Once the ball is in the post, the Warriors use a top screening action to occupy the defenders and also open up a shot if the post player doesn’t have a scoring opportunity.

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Boston Celtics – Jayson Tatum Offense

Jayson Tatum Offense

Here are two plays from the Boston Celtics during the NBA pre-season. The first is a screen-the-screener play in which the ball gets thrown to the post and Tatum cuts off of a down screen for a 3-point shot. The second play is a simple hi/lo look with four players out on the perimeter to clear space for Tatum to post up inside.

Post STS

post sts

Quick Hi/Lo

quick hi lo

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Golden State Horns Down Entry

Golden State Horns Down Entry

This play was originally featured on FastModelSports.com.

4 sets a down-screen for 5 at the block. If 5 isn’t open on the initial cut, both 4 and 5 sprint up to set the ball-screen options for 1 at the top of the key. 1 chooses which screen to use and looks to turn the corner. Whichever screen is used, that player will roll and the opposite screener will pop for a shot.

  • Basketball Play - GSW Horns Down Entry4 sets a down-screen for 5.

     

    5 flashes to the high post.

     

    4 flashes to the elbow after 5 clears the screen.

  • Basketball Play - GSW Horns Down Entry1 dribbles off of 4’s screen.

     

    4 rolls the basket and 5 pops.

Portland Horns Shuffle

Portland Horns Shuffle

This play was originally featured on FastModelSports.com.

1 dribbles to the left wing and gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off. 5 then pops out to the perimeter and gets the pass from 2.5 passes to 3. 4 screens out for 2 then 4 and 5 set a staggered screen for 1. 3 looks to pass to 2 posting up or to 1 for a shot. If 5 has trouble getting 3 the ball on the wing, he can a) pass to 3 cutting back-door or b) give the ball to 3 on a dribble hand-off.

  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns Shuffle1 dribbles toward 2.

     

    2 cuts up and receives a dribble hand-off from 1.

     

    5 pops to the top of the key.

     

    2 passes to 5.

  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns Shuffle5 passes to 3.

     

    2 then cuts off of 4 to the opposite low post.

     

    4 and 5 set a staggered screen for 1.

     

    3 looks to pass to 2 in the post or to 1 for a shot.

  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns ShuffleIf 5 can’t pass to 3 due to x3 playing high, 3 should back-cut to the basket.
  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns ShuffleIf 3 is denied and he can’t back-cut, then 5 can dribble toward 3 for a dribble hand-off.