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The Chicago Bulls are running 5-Out without shooting 3's

When Billy Donovan joined the Chicago Bulls last season he ran some 5-Out offensive action but overall the roster was not built to run 5-Out until the trade for Vucevic occurred. Adding Lonzo Ball, Caruso, Demar Derozan in the offseason gave…

New York Knicks use Spain action to beat the Celtics

The New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics in a grueling, awesome, double-overtime thriller in their season opener. Late in the game, after the Celtics went up by 1 the Knicks called a timeout and ran a sideline out-of-bounds special that put…

Milwaukee Bucks "Ghost" vs Switching

There are a couple of different philosophies when it comes to attacking switching defenses, and the primary way for NBA teams is to get the mismatch you want and then attack 1 on 1. Overall the 3 main ideas when it comes to facing switching…
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NBA 5-Out Offense: Wide Specials Part 1

Wide 2 Chase Whenever I refer to an action followed by a ballscreen I call that “Chase.” This can be a read or a designed call, but when the player comes off the Wide screen he and the player who set the screen will both “Chase” into…
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NBA 5-Out Offense: Wide Elbow

The next evolution of our 5-Out NBA Offense study is the next actions that occur after the basic initial action is exhausted or the counters that teams flow into, with the ball being entered to the elbow. Part 1 - NBA 5 Out Offense: Spacing Part…
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NBA 5-Out Offense: Wide Dribble

The next evolution of our 5-Out NBA Offense study is the next actions that occur after the basic initial action is exhausted or the counters that teams flow into. Part 1 - NBA 5 Out Offense: Spacing Part 2 - NBA 5-Out Offense: Wide While…
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NBA 5-Out Offense: Wide

The NBA has switched over to running 5-Out as their main offensive system with the space & pace aspects of modern basketball shaping the way possessions unfold. While this is not the exact system that every single team runs, the evolution…
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NBA 5-Out Offense: Spacing

For the month of October leading into the beginning of the regular season, we will be breaking down all of the aspects of 5-Out Offense in the NBA. 5-Out Offenses have become more and more commonplace with a majority of teams running it as their…
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Alabama 5-Out Offense

Nate Oats at Alabama has utilized a 5-Out Drive & Space Offense that has been one of my favorite offenses to study over the past few seasons. Alabama combines NBA concepts & spacing with blended dribble-drive 4-out concepts that Oats…
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2021 NBA Finals X's & O's Preview

The 2021 NBA Finals are upon us, and the matchup could not be any more exciting from a coaching & X’s & O’s perspective. Two great coaches in Monty Williams and Mike Budenholzer matchup in this year’s Finals and I cannot wait to…