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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…
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Phoenix Suns - NBA Title Contenders X's & O's

When Chris Paul joined the Suns this year, they quickly became one of the best teams in the NBA. The backcourt pairing of Booker & CP3 has vaulted the Phoenix Suns to the second-best record in the NBA this season, but now a possible matchup…
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Los Angeles Lakers - NBA Title Contender X's & O's

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors in the play-in game to clinch the 7 seed and will face off against the Phoenix Suns in round 1 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Perhaps the greatest 7 seed in NBA history, the Lakers are considered…
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Milwaukee Bucks - NBA Title Contender X's & O's

After back-to-back seasons finishing first in the NBA in net rating and claiming the NBA’s best record, the Milwaukee Bucks exited both playoffs earlier than expected - with no finals appearances forced the Bucks to make a move for Jrue Holiday.…
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2021 Final Four X's & O's Breakdown

The Final Four is set with Gonzaga, Houston, UCLA & Baylor advancing with the hopes of a national title. I wanted to dive deep into their X’s & O’s and see what makes these teams stand out on the offensive side of the ball, with…
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James Harden Court Vision

Since his trade to the Brooklyn Nets James Harden has averaged 11.4 Assists per game, leading the NBA by a wide margin over the rest of the pack. Kyrie Irving told Harden that he is the point guard, and it is clear why. Harden's court vision…
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Portland Trail Blazers One Chest Series

One of my favorite actions to run at the high school level is flare screens, typically random in the offense. We have some automatic rules that can involve them or even calls, for instance when we set a ball screen it is an automatic exchange,…
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The Tricks of Trae Young

Trae Young is currently averaging just over 10 free throws a game, improving from his rookie season (5FT) and his 2nd year (9) to ranking only behind Joel Embiid in the NBA. According to Cleaning the Glass, Trae Young currently is being fouled…
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Houston Rockets After Time Out Specials

The Houston Rockets currently rank 2nd in the league in PPP scoring in after time out scenarios. After time out data is inaccurate in general because of a few factors, the primary one being that it doesn’t differentiate between a normal play…