I mostly agree, but if anything thatís an indictment of the coaching rather than a defense of it
If you need three point threats for the slip screen to be really effective, and we didnít have that, why did we keep doing it? Our main threat on pick and rolls last year was (or should have been) Ayo or Feliz driving to the basket. But to open up that option required actually holding the screen and taking out their defender, which we didnít do.
Iíd also add the quick roll requires a ball handler with really good vision and passing. They need to immediately recognize the roll, where the defense is, and hit the cutter right away, with a tough pass against a double team. Again, this was not a strength of our guards this year.
Not going after the ball handler on the screen was a great way to get blown out quick
A lot easier to defend the PnR when you can have a foot in the lane for almost all of the off ball defenders.
Itís still really hard to wrap my head around how bad of a shooting team we were this year. Honestly, we were lucky teams didnít 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 isnít terribleóheís 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 isnít generating any offense, so whatever read they are using just isnít working. If theyíd hold and actually set the screen, you know youíll get an advantage with the switch and put pressure on the D that way.
Itís also too predictableóslipping 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 ó Stephen Gentry (@CoachSGentry) March 21, 2020
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