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Cooper Smither

RaptorsPlaybook and NBA writer Contributor since 12/23/17

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Basketball Play - Toronto Raptors - Pistol Options

Toronto Raptors - Pistol Options

Cooper Smither 01/09/2018

This early offense action is widely used throughout the entire NBA, as well as through other levels of basketball. The version the Toronto Raptors have used over the past couple seasons has manufactured many mismatches for their talented back court, as it allows them to attack downhill while the defense is not set, but also creates advantages for secondary players as well. See More

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Basketball Play - Toronto Raptors - SLOB Slice Punch Stagger

Toronto Raptors - SLOB Slice Punch Stagger

Cooper Smither 12/26/2017

During Dwane Casey's tenure with the Toronto Raptors, the team has routinely run this Sideline out of Bounds play, but have also added depth to it over the years. Additionally, this set is pervasive throughout the entire NBA and is also utilized by teams such as the LA Lakers. While the first option is to post up the inbounder after using a slice cut on the weak side block, the second option quickly morphs into a series of staggered screens that can open up space for perimeter shooters and induce hard close outs. See More

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