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Watch how The speed of Galloway’s dip on the way down matches it on the way up. A key component to rhythm. The bottom of the dip is timed with the tap of the right foot 👌 🏀@BBiomechanics

— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 6, 2020

one motion shot w minimal jump has become the standard, steve nash really the patient zero for the current culture imo w steph being the prime vector

lag∞n, Monday, 6 January 2020 04:00 (three years ago) link

galloway does the a kinda hybrid hop into a 1-2 there as far as the footwork which is kinda interesting

lag∞n, Monday, 6 January 2020 04:03 (three years ago) link

There’s more than one way to skin a cat

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 6 January 2020 19:39 (three years ago) link

hop is def the current thinking but seems like all the best shooters will use the 1-2 situationally sometimes

lag∞n, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:01 (three years ago) link

The moment Ball looked down at the crossover was when the charge was gonna happen

— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 18, 2020

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 January 2020 22:57 (three years ago) link

Deemed legal in real time.. @bballbreakdown @NunnBetterRefs @OfficialNBARefs

— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) January 29, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:42 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

saw some thing a while ago talking about how dell made steph radically change his shot to a higher release point while he was in high school because he wouldnt be able to get it off in the pros steph called it his summer of hell, got a lil chuckle out of that watching lamelo and trae shoot from their chins

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:22 (one year ago) link

🎥 LaMelo Ball from the Warriors logo in slow-mo

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 27, 2021

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 February 2021 02:37 (one year ago) link

it goes in but you would not teach someone to shoot that way

call all destroyer, Saturday, 27 February 2021 02:39 (one year ago) link

but maybe its good idk!

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 February 2021 02:40 (one year ago) link

The release point looks good

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Saturday, 27 February 2021 02:48 (one year ago) link

What did Biyombo do to his free throw form???

— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) February 27, 2021

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 February 2021 04:10 (one year ago) link

oh no. i do not like that.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 27 February 2021 04:19 (one year ago) link

biyombo is a non-baller

k3vin k., Saturday, 27 February 2021 04:36 (one year ago) link

the weirdest ft shooter I remember seeing was Shawn Marion, wouldn’t he kind of shove the ball with both hands semi-horizontally at the backboard?

brimstead, Saturday, 27 February 2021 17:59 (one year ago) link

pretty much describes his jumpshot altogether lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 February 2021 18:39 (one year ago) link

huh, his release point looks like it's close to his shoulders!

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 27 February 2021 19:05 (one year ago) link

Fetchboy, Saturday, 27 February 2021 19:25 (one year ago) link

pretty funny that rick barry, one of the greatest shooters ever, shot free throws underhand

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 February 2021 22:48 (one year ago) link

with some of those you have to feel for the teammates who had to dap them up at the line, like "um... good job?"
i've always be been a fan of nelly's weird one handed thing

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 28 February 2021 03:44 (one year ago) link

iirc Rick Barry was and remains outspoken about the underhand free throw. I know I heard an interview once about how he got Wilt to do it for a game or part of a season or something and he was able to make a much higher percentage, but wilt wouldn’t stick with it bc it didn’t look cool.

It’s pretty amazing how many dudes in that video actually had dece percentages. More than one way to skin a cat!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 28 February 2021 20:48 (one year ago) link

i remember that barry/wilt anecdote too, from basketball gypsy

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 28 February 2021 20:52 (one year ago) link

In his autobiography Chamberlain said using the "granny" shot made him "look silly" and "like a sissy."

To paraphrase the great Free to Be You and Me, a sissy is somebody who doesn’t use the granny shot because he’s afraid somebody will call him a sissy if he does use the granny shot

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 28 February 2021 21:08 (one year ago) link

i didn't realize until recently that elena delle donne is a significantly better ft shooter than any nba player. her holding the ball out with her elbow at a 90 degree angle seems notable, but her shot looks pretty conventional.

circles, Sunday, 28 February 2021 21:20 (one year ago) link

the smaller ball would help with shooting % imo

micah, Sunday, 28 February 2021 22:32 (one year ago) link

so silly they shd use the same ball

lag∞n, Monday, 1 March 2021 00:29 (one year ago) link

uh why

micah, Monday, 1 March 2021 02:21 (one year ago) link

cause its the same sport

lag∞n, Monday, 1 March 2021 02:43 (one year ago) link

I could watch Pistol Pete Maravich demonstrate ballhandling drills to Red Auerbach all day ...

— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) March 11, 2021

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:22 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

"hip mobility" is the new scouting buzzword lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 17 April 2021 04:24 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

lag∞n, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 04:16 (one year ago) link

marcus would be an amazing player development coach someday. he talks the game really well.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 00:17 (one year ago) link

such obvious passion too

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 00:19 (one year ago) link

yeah i could see him really wanting to do a job like that

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 00:19 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

never been clear to me who the guys are who help the players do drills, are they on the development staff or what they tend to be young theyre not coaches theyre not ball boys

Andrew Wiggins struggling a bit at Warriors practice. 👀

(via @LetsGoWarriors, h/t @dubs4o8)

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 1, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 1 October 2021 20:42 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

never seen this play before. the pacers used it to break the jazz zone. it's like the elevator doors play but in reverse

micah, Friday, 12 November 2021 11:09 (one year ago) link

this is cool

lag∞n, Friday, 26 November 2021 03:00 (one year ago) link

Ralph Miller, the coach of the Oregon State Beaver hoops team from 1970-1989 favored a similar heavily pass-oriented offense. I think he cribbed it from Phog Allen. He hated to see his guards dribbling more than twice.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Friday, 26 November 2021 04:32 (one year ago) link

Fascinating video

Spottie, Friday, 26 November 2021 05:56 (one year ago) link

that was great, thanking u

call all destroyer, Friday, 26 November 2021 14:41 (one year ago) link

Ya watched that a couple weeks ago and been telling all my bball friends about it

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 26 November 2021 17:30 (one year ago) link

NEW Breakdown: Ty Lue shows again why he is one of the best X's & O's coaches in the NBA - NASTY ATO counter!

— Half Court Hoops (@HalfCourtHoops) December 7, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 7 December 2021 21:12 (one year ago) link

love it

Spottie, Tuesday, 7 December 2021 21:52 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I made diagrams of 34 types of ballscreens, from Angle PnR to Wedge Roll

If you see a pick-and-roll but don't know its name so you can't look it up, try looking for it on this page and hopefully you'll find the right one

Lmk which ones I've left out!

— Bowser2Bowser (@bowser2bowser) January 21, 2022

lag∞n, Saturday, 22 January 2022 00:04 (one year ago) link

that is excellent.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 22 January 2022 14:36 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...
Alex Caruso talks defense

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 17 February 2022 21:15 (eleven months ago) link

i want to thank caruso for shaving his head

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 February 2022 22:15 (eleven months ago) link

love that

Spottie, Thursday, 17 February 2022 22:18 (eleven months ago) link

hes really thinking about the shot clock good stuff

lag∞n, Thursday, 17 February 2022 22:21 (eleven months ago) link

chasing down the origin of the shamgod

guess nba assistant pooh allen did it on national tv when shamgod was still in high school lol

“If you know Pooh,” Rozier said, “you know he’s going around showing people that clip.”

finally track down the penn coach who taught it to pooh and

O’Hanlon said he doesn’t remember when he first did “The Reach Across.” He was always trying to come up with new moves and discovered this one on his own and never saw anyone do it before him. “I did come up with that,” he said. “I didn’t steal it from anyone.”

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 February 2022 15:18 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...
two months pass...

whats going on with DSJs shot form? looks like hes fumbling it right before he releases it

Highlights from Dennis Smith Jr.’s private workout this week in Las Vegas in front of several NBA personnel.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 14, 2022

Spottie, Thursday, 14 July 2022 01:49 (six months ago) link

it looks like he's using some wrist action to generate backspin rather than like flicking it off the fingers as one does. definitely a little weird.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 14 July 2022 02:01 (six months ago) link

looks like hes catching then adjusting so his hand is way on top and to the side of the ball then compensating for that weird placement by thumbing very intensely, good luck man

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 July 2022 02:04 (six months ago) link

yeah some sort of pre-shot rotation. takes him so long to set it up yikes.

Spottie, Thursday, 14 July 2022 02:17 (six months ago) link

Former Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira released these team scouting reports on John Wall and Bradley Beal from round one of the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

Why? I don't know. But cool.

— Quinton Mayo (@RealQuintonMayo) July 27, 2022

Spottie, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 07:57 (six months ago) link

i wonder how common it is for teams to include stuff like ppp and ts% in communicating with players

circles, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 20:29 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

The Bucks have tweaked their approach to pick-and-roll defense this season and the early results are extremely promising - they're taking away all of the juiciest options and forcing teams to settle for more tough shots.

— Todd Whitehead (@CrumpledJumper) November 11, 2022

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2022 23:25 (two months ago) link

i like those visualizations!

call all destroyer, Saturday, 12 November 2022 01:41 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

found these defensive mistakes videos which look at more minute details than most breakdowns positioning routes on screens etc and the guy is just bitching the whole time hes really disappointed in the players lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 26 November 2022 15:50 (two months ago) link

Love that. Luka not shaking the harden comparisons lol. That Javale signing looks crazier by the day. Do they have even a single plus defender on the roster outside of dorian?

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Saturday, 26 November 2022 18:29 (two months ago) link

hes like harden who shows up in the playoffs

lag∞n, Saturday, 26 November 2022 18:45 (two months ago) link

Harden made the conf finals a couple times

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Saturday, 26 November 2022 19:07 (two months ago) link

he made finals once even but his playoff numbers are bad where luka has killed it, which makes sense to me hardens game has always been a little gimmicky but luka is a flat out baller

lag∞n, Saturday, 26 November 2022 19:09 (two months ago) link

omg that defensive mistakes video had me in tears.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 27 November 2022 04:15 (two months ago) link

it’s like your uncle morty giving you a hard time about your shoes

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 27 November 2022 08:04 (two months ago) link


Steve Kerr added a new ATO set that takes advantage of 3 concepts:

1) Steph Curry's gravity
2) Steph Curry's screening
3) Jordan Poole's downhill explosion

Simple but brilliant play design that makes full use of the team's dynamic offensive weapons.


— Joe Viray (@JoeVirayNBA) November 26, 2022

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Sunday, 27 November 2022 08:37 (two months ago) link

luka the post god

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 08:27 (two months ago) link

lukas a freak

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 13:00 (two months ago) link

good one on haliburton, its crazy how much he uses the look away or just keeps his eyes on the rim, its like he can take a snapshot and doesnt even need to look anymore

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 13:02 (two months ago) link

caitlin cooper wrote a whole thing on haliburtons jump passing which tyrese actually shouted out on jj redicks podcast

Very cool to hear Tyrese Haliburton give @C2_Cooper a shoutout for the jump pass article on Old Man and the Three.

— Tony East (@TEastNBA) November 11, 2022

micah, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 19:52 (two months ago) link

also this

micah, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 19:56 (two months ago) link

caitlin cooper is good af

slai gorgeous-alexander (m bison), Thursday, 1 December 2022 01:33 (two months ago) link

what is this shot

This is one of the wildest shooting forms I’ve witnessed 😭💀

— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) December 5, 2022

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 December 2022 07:14 (two months ago) link

wild that he is a 10 year vet and shoots like that

micah, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 12:11 (two months ago) link

never shouldve let him back in

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 12:31 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

coach nicks dream is coming true

I don't think we're talking enough about how Victor Wembanyama is making floater 3-pointers a thing over in France. He's made multiple of these shots this season, and it breaks my brain every time he does it. Think Luka is the only other person I've seen try this more than once?

— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) January 3, 2023

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 00:18 (one month ago) link

I know this sounds dumb but if you have the requisite strength and skill etc it doesn’t seem like a bad shot at all

k3vin k., Wednesday, 4 January 2023 02:25 (one month ago) link

that's a runner not a floater imo

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 02:27 (one month ago) link

imo its defining trait is that its a one legged shot, which when dirk popularized it with his turnaround people were like wow only dirk what a great shooter but we come to learn its a good shot in many situations so why not from three

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 02:32 (one month ago) link

Still didn’t seem like a good shot cos youre moving towards the rim vs stationary up and down, adding another factor to screw up the shot. But it could be used to keep the defense off balance to set up other moves I guess

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Wednesday, 4 January 2023 02:55 (one month ago) link

maybe a couple things that could be good about it is the big jump towards the basket is powerful making it an easier shot arms wise allowing for more touch, and also it could open up spots where a traditional jumper wouldnt work step through type moves and so forth, i dont have any idea if guys can hit it at a good enough rate to be worthwhile but i want to see them try

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 03:00 (one month ago) link

you see guys shoot it sometimes when they dont have time to get a normal shot end of shot clock situations etc so on some level its a thing that makes sense to do

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 03:03 (one month ago) link

yeah it's probably no worse than the stepback three as far as degree of difficulty; both are using some sort of movement to create space for the shot

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 03:06 (one month ago) link

all that action to get a contested 30 footer lol

This is a nasty half-court set from the Nuggets. Elbow action out of HORNS flowing into "Chicago" that then flows into Floppy-adjacent staggered downscreens for Bones Hyland.

— Joe Viray (@JoeVirayNBA) January 12, 2023

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Thursday, 12 January 2023 20:12 (three weeks ago) link

guys might be seeing plays where none exist like sure players are setting off ball screens and whatnot but i dont think theyre all going horns chicago floppy, past the initial action its prob more just read and react

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 January 2023 20:19 (three weeks ago) link

yeah particularly with jokic they probably are coached just to set a ton of off-ball screens and he'll find someone.

these twitter guys want to talk about basketball like it's football

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 January 2023 20:59 (three weeks ago) link

otm sometimes its interesting but usually its just some dudes ballin.

ATOs are cool tho.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Thursday, 12 January 2023 21:32 (three weeks ago) link

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