Hornets Hurt The Trailblazers With A Nifty Screen The Screener Action

One of the bright spots of this season--in terms of pure X's and O's, if not results--has been the creativity of Monty Williams' New Orleans Hornets offense. They've rolled out fun, effective, and innovative sets all season long, a number of which have been highlighted here at HoopChalk. Sunday … [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...]

The New Orleans Hornets And The Roll-Pop Combo

The pick-and-roll is one of the oldest and most commonly run sets in the NBA. Every single team runs it multiple times per game, often to great effect, and has done so for a long time. We all know why. Screening the ball-handler's defender creates separation between the ball and the man, and thus … [Read more...]