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One of the most brilliant after timeout plays Kerr has run in his time with the Warriors is this back screen set they run for Draymond Green. By using Curry as a screener twice, the Warriors are able to punish teams that pay too much attention to Steph and not enough to their other scorers. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
A floppy action is common in the NBA and at many other levels. It's a great action for shooters who are given time to read screens and be a threat off simple down screens. Since the Warriors have so many shooters, their use of the Floppy action is particularly dangerous when Curry, Thompson and Durant are all swirling around each other -- and more dangerous in those instances where Curry or Thompson are screeners. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
Golden State is a great defensive team, so they get to attack on offense multiple times per game before a defense gets set. When Curry has true post players surrounding him, the Warriors will often run into Double Drag, a double-high ball screen action that strikes before a defense can properly get into position. Because of the spacing of shooters in the corners and the attention Steph receives in ball screens, the rim is often left unguarded. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
Because Steve Kerr has the luxury of utilizing some of the best shooters in the world, he runs great actions like this one designed specifically for them. In UCLA Rip, he places two shooters on the same side and runs them in a three-man pattern with Draymond Green at the 4. The screening and attention paid to their shooters helps the backdoor pass from Green be effective -- which is why the two players not involved in the action must be lifted on the opposite side of the floor. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
A great action from Golden State into a ball screen that always ends up in fantastic spacing for a spread ball screen -- a middle pick-and-roll with shooters surrounding. Dribble handoffs can create switches in their favor or an earlier opportunity to attack. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
A counter to the normal Floppy set, this is an action Gregg Popovich and the Spurs run out of timeouts to get LaMarcus Aldridge an open mid-range jumper. Since his defender is not used to guarding shooters and getting through screens, it is a particularly effective action. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
Gregg Popovich dribble weave set. While it can change based on personnel and spots, the objective is to get an action similar to their Motion Weak offense out of a dribble handoff set. They push one player backdoor and raise another, hoping their defenders run into each other. There is also an easy counter to cut backdoor if the defense snuffs it out and denies the pass. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
The San Antonio Spurs have some great passing big men this season -- David Lee, Pau Gasol. Popovich gets the ball into their hands at the free throw line and lets cutters and screeners move around them. Screening and cutting is dependent on personnel and what spot they are in -- usually they are trying to get the ball to Kawhi Leonard. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
A staple of the Popovich playbook, the Hawk action is code for a side ballscreen occuring at the same time as a double stagger on the opposite side. It's a ballscreen that occupies help. In recent years the Spurs have run it with Kawhi Leonard as the ball screener, hoping he can pick-and-pop and isolate off of it. See MoreFavorite Send to FastDraw
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