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Cooper Smither

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Basketball Play - Washington Wizards - Horns Reverse DHO

Washington Wizards - Horns Reverse DHO

Cooper Smither 04/19/2018

The Washington Wizards run much of their halfcourt offense out of Horns sets. Scott Brooks uses this action to free up the Wizards guards to shoot off the dribble driving towards the middle of the floor. The non-shooting big will never set the ball screen when this action is being used, and will dive to the rim while the stretch 4 pops for the DHO. See More

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Basketball Play - Washington Wizards - Zipper Pindown SLOB

Washington Wizards - Zipper Pindown SLOB

Cooper Smither 04/16/2018

The Washington Wizards will run several inbounds plays that start with a Zipper cut first. This SLOB play used by Scott Brooks allows the inbounder to get an open pass to a guard coming toward the sideline before looking to the weak side for a quick pindown. The Wizards have several good off-ball shooters that use down screens well, and this is one play that allows them to use that action. See More

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Basketball Play - Washington Wizards - Motion Strong Flex

Washington Wizards - Motion Strong Flex

Cooper Smither 04/16/2018

The Washington Wizards have incorporated both Motion Weak and Strong sets into their playbook to reduce the monotony of a guard-oriented, pick and roll heavy offensive attack. Scott Brooks will use this action for Motion Weak as well (ball reversal with shallow cut from guard to weak side). The Wizards are not strict as to what option they will go to out of this set, as they will take what the defense gives them throughout the Motion Flex sequence. See More

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Basketball Play - Toronto Raptors - Stack Pick and Roll

Toronto Raptors - Stack Pick and Roll

Cooper Smither 04/09/2018

The Toronto Raptors have followed the league-wide trend of introducing stack pick and rolls into their offensive playbook over the past two seasons. It leverages their best players' top skills, as their backcourt is tremendous in pick and roll scenarios, while Kyle Lowry in particular is a tremendous screener for his size. Dwayne Casey has implimented the use of stack pick and rolls by toying around with how the action is initiated, but has recently settled on going 4 flat along the baseline before lifting the screeners for the high ball screen. See More

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Basketball Play - Toronto Raptors - Post DHO

Toronto Raptors - Post DHO

Cooper Smither 03/27/2018

The Toronto Raptors have revitalized their offense in the 2017-18 season, but not without keeping some old favourite set plays from previous seasons. This play is a repurposed crunch-time special, as it use to be a staple of close games in the 4th quarter more than 5 years ago. Over the years, this set's usage has ebbed and flowed. This year, the Raptors are using it outside of a late-game setting and are introducing it into their After Timeout specials. See More

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Basketball Play - Toronto Raptors - Snap Series

Toronto Raptors - Snap Series

Cooper Smither 03/14/2018

The Toronto Raptors' mandate to reset their culture has permeated through their playbook with plays such as this. While Dwane Casey still uses much of his playbook from previous seasons, the Raptors have implemented continuity actions that have less defined outcomes than in years past. This action is run with their starting lineup, as well as their revered bench unit. See More

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Basketball Play - Toronto Raptors - Horns Down SLOB

Toronto Raptors - Horns Down SLOB

Cooper Smither 02/21/2018

The Toronto Raptors have utilized elements of the Flex offense throughout their playbook over the years. A consistent setting that Head Coach Dwane Casey has displayed with Flex actions in is out-of-bounds plays This set leverages the team's guards and their versatility as finishers, screeners, and perimeter shooters. Additionally, that versatility allows the team to invert their personnel's positioning on the court and put the defense in unusual scenarios. See More

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Basketball Play - Toronto Raptors 4 - Short Clock STS

Toronto Raptors 4 - Short Clock STS

Cooper Smither 01/31/2018

The Toronto Raptors have used this play for the past several seasons when they are inbounding the ball from the sideline while facing a short clock situation. While the primary objective is generally for DeMar DeRozan to get a quick two, they have added wrinkles over time where a lob pass, as well as a DHO with the inbounder, have been explored. Overall, the play has the ability to be adjusted for specific personnel. A down screen is set by the 5 (or the team's best screen-setter), while a back screen is set by the 2 (primary target) on the weak side of the floor. These are generally used as decoy actions to tug defender's out of position for subsequent actions. 5 engages in a screen-the-screener action while 2 cuts towards the inbounder. The inbounder can pass to the 2, whose momentum should take them to the rim or to the baseline for a jumper. Additionally, the 5 can slip the screen against an aggresive defense and look for a lob pass at the rim. If those options cannot be succesfully explored, 1 quickly passes the ball to 5 as they flash to the strong side elbow to engage in a DHO. See More

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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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