Bucks Floppy Play for Khris Middleton

The NBA is a copycat league. When one team notices another team running a play that works, they smartly attempt to replicate the play and insert it into their own offense. Over the years, floppy has become one of the most common set plays among NBA offenses because of the aforementioned phenomenon. … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Oklahoma City Thunder

There’s a reason why a keyword search for “Oklahoma City Thunder” only calls up two posts on HoopChalk, with one of them being a lesson in how to defend Kevin Durant. Unlike the Miami Heat—who have redesigned their offense from the ground up to maximize the abilities of their superstars—or the San … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Chicago Bulls

Caleb Nordgren is a proud Chicagoan, a journalism student at Michigan State University, the editor of Pippen Ain't Easy, a reporter for The State News and an avid Twitterer. He should probably get a life, one of these days. - Ed. The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are a strange team. I don't really get … [Read more...]

Pinpoint Indiana Execution, Bad Clipper Rotations Lead to Pacers Victory

The Indiana Pacers are not exactly known for their offense. While they sport the stingiest defensive unit in the league, Frank Vogel's team ranks just 18th overall in offensive efficiency at 102.0 points per 100 possessions, per NBA.com. Over the last month or so, however, that number has taken a … [Read more...]

Warriors Adding A Variation To Their “Crazy 8s” Play

One of the most exciting things going into this Warriors season was looking at the personnel and seeing all the offensive possibilities. Golden State has taken full advantage of this versatile set of players and designed a number of very effective sets that fully utilize the unique skill sets of … [Read more...]

How The Thunder Took Out The Bulls

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks has long been ridiculed for his late game play-calling on offense. Though the Thunder were often still able to score at a rate well above league average in close and late situations, their baskets mostly came via isolation plays for Kevin Durant, Russell … [Read more...]