I think a lot of what you saw this year was impacted by non-shooters, though.
A lot easier to defend the PnR when you can have a foot in the lane for almost all of the off ball defenders.
It’s still really hard to wrap my head around how bad of a shooting team we were this year. Honestly, we were lucky teams didn’t pack the lane as much as they should. We had just 1 player average over 31% from 3.
It was way too universal to not be something the coaches were telling guys to do. The underlying idea isn’t terrible—he’s basically saying we want to slip the screen if the screeners defender is already hedged and out of position to guard the screener. The same thing Augie used to get easy layups on in 05, diving to the rim off screens on the wing.
But we are bailing really early and it isn’t generating any offense, so whatever read they are using just isn’t working. If they’d hold and actually set the screen, you know you’ll get an advantage with the switch and put pressure on the D that way.
It’s also too predictable—slipping the screen is like backdoor cut that works best with an element of surprise.
BTW, he's been tweeting out a bunch of videos on our offense, interesting to see the open discussion of what we're doing.
BALLSCREENER=sprint IN and OUT of screen. Do NOT make contact and rather "get out" of screen as soon as two defenders have committed to the ball handler.
BALLHANDLER=get down hill (love skips) and attack the chest of the defender. Read the 3rd def to see if hit roll or shake — Stephen Gentry (@CoachSGentry) March 21, 2020
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