Offensive Templates For Austin Rivers

Any way you slice it, Austin Rivers' rookie season has gotten off to a disappointing start. While many elements of his statistical profile seem perfectly reasonable for a rookie - 9.8 points per 36 minutes, 36.0% on three-pointers, 3.4 assists per 36 minutes, a turnover percentage of just 13.7% - … [Read more...]

Bradley Beal’s Misdirection Fools Austin Rivers

Sometimes, a play doesn't need to be too complicated to be effective. The following play in the Wizards-Hornets game is an example of a pretty simple action that completely fools the defense. On quick-shot out-of-bounds plays, the first movement is usually a decoy. A player will make a move to … [Read more...]

The 3-Point Play: Grizzlies, Heat and Hornets

Welcome to The 3-Point Play, a new 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. This week, we've … [Read more...]