How The Kings Hurt Cleveland With DeMarcus Cousins In The High Post

In a high scoring game on Monday night, the Sacramento Kings beat the Cavs 124-118.  Nine of those points came directly as a result of giving DeMarcus Cousins the ball in the high post.  He has become a more and more dangerous player from this area.  He can shoot over his defender, drive to the rim, … [Read more...]

Orlando Magic run a nice pin-down set with JJ Redick

Early in Saturday afternoon's match-up between Orlando and the Los Angeles Clippers, it looked like CP3 and Blake Griffin were ready to run away from the Magic. The Clippers were scoring at will, and the Magic were forced to play from behind for the entire first half, with deficits stretching into … [Read more...]

Peeling Back The Layers On Draymond Green’s Game Winner

The Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat on the strength of a beautifully designed set play that was notable for multiple reasons. First, as Couper Moorhead of HEAT.com pointed out on Twitter, was that the Warriors actually ran the same exact set earlier in the game. The play the Warriors used … [Read more...]

3-Point Play: Game Openers

Welcome back to The 3-Point Play, a semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I’ll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they’ll all be grouped together here. Today, we’ve got … [Read more...]

Kobe Bryant And Carmelo Anthony Are Thriving As Passers

Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, widely considered two of the NBA's most notorious gunners, are making things happen on offense with their passing. Obviously, each is still using their fair share of offensive possessions - Bryant currently ranks 7th in the league in usage rate and Anthony is 1st … [Read more...]

3-Point Play: Korver, Redick and Dunleavy Passing Off Pin-downs

Welcome back to The 3-Point Play, a semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I’ll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they’ll all be grouped together here. Today, we've got … [Read more...]