Hammer plays are commonplace across the NBA, and Nick Nurse has several different pet plays that utilize this action.
Typically run in after timeout scenarios for their best catch-and-shoot players, this play and formation is out of the “Triangle” and the Toronto Raptors' spacing reflects that. With a big on each elbow, the weak side of the floor forming a triangle with a guard in the deep corner and the other near the hashmark, as well as the ball handler initiating the play from the slot extended.
1 passes to 4 at the pinch post. 1 gets DHO from 4 and drives to the baseline. 2 and 3 exchange positions on the Weak Side wing. 3 uses a Hammer screen from 5. 1 passes to 3 in the corner by throwing a Hammer pass along the baseline.
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