This breakdown goes with the blog "Defending the Dribble Drive" at 3fromthecorner.com
Force Middle Drive. Take away the 2nd option of the DDM offense by forcing 1 to dribble right at the 3.
Our Player guarding 5 denies the pass and shadows his player.
Our Player guarding 3 is on and up the line and will go with 3 if he backdoor cuts.
DENY, DON'T HELP
Here we are not going to allow the pass out to 2.
If 1 penetrates and gets past our defensive player.
4 will stop the ball
1 will trap with 4
3 will take drop to take the offensive player 4.
5 will turn and face the trap
After 4 stops the ball, 1 traps.
2 denies any outlet pass.
3 has the basket
5 turns and watches the pass out of the trap and goes after it
Cut the Head Off
We are going to guard straight up. 1 will drive to create help from our defender (2)
Once we know that 2 is in defensive position, 1 will move behind his man preparing to switch to guard 2
Our first option is to slide 2 over and up and draw a player control foul
If their 1 jumpstops, we have switched and cut the floor off
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