Your players are forced to communicate, hustle, shoot and score all while multiple basketballs are flying around the court and multiple players are participating. Why use it This drill combines outlet passing, sprinting the length of the floor, scoring on the move, following your own shot and keeping the pace moving. What’s also great about... MORE
Recreate Kyrie’s Big Shot
The shot that sent the NBA’s best regular season game into overtime, came from a welldesigned out-of-bounds play easily added into your playbook.
Why use this out-of-bounds play
- Every team needs a few 3-point options when precious few seconds remain and the ball is being inbounded from the side.
- Form a straight line across the free-throw area.
How to play like Kyrie
- 2, who starts farthest from the ball, breaks to the right and crosses with 3, who moves to the left.
- This crossing action begins the process of forcingdefensive focus away from where the ball will end up .
- 2 and 3 clear to their respective corners pulling defensive attention with them.
- 5 steps toward the top and picks off 1’s defender. 1 pops to the top ready for the pass .
- 4 fires the inbound pass to 1, who catches and shoots the open 3-pointer .
- In the Cleveland/San Antonio game, Kyrie Irving actually took a dribble to the right to create more space.
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this out-of-bounds play
How to perfect the technique for this out-of-bounds play
- The initial cross is critical as in this example, 3’s defender doesn’t follow him but calls out for help moving to the opposite corner.
- Also, 5’s defender steps low as 2 moves to the corner, whichkeeps him too far from the final action.
- Once 1’s defender is screened, no one is available to close out on 1’s shot.