Originally published on 4 Apr, 2011 on Sportskeeda
Basketball plays don’t just mean triangle offense and such. Simple plays can be adapted and executed even by pickup ballers without a clipboard. Some of the simplest plays involve a screen.
Pick and Roll. Screen and Roll. Pick ‘n pop. It has many names and its the most basic basketball offensive play of all. That doesn’t mean it can’t be enhanced and modified. Take a look at a play the Sixers used in 2001 NBA Finals, Game 1.
At this point Snow hands the ball off to Iverson. Till now Fisher was stuck to Iverson. But now Snow ends up setting a screen for Iverson. Both Kobe and Fisher are on Snow now. Watch Kobe trying to cut across Fisher to follow Snow across the basket.
By the time Kobe gets to Iverson, the ball is already on its way.
- Have the shooter set a screen.
- After making contact with the screen, the shooter sprints to the corner.
- The ball handler dribbles towards the basket.
- After the shooter has crossed their path, the ball handler hands off the ball to the shooter and sets a screen.
- Make the shot.
See the above sequence in this video at the 2:10 mark