Playoff capsule: San Antonio Spurs

Intricacies of the San Antonio Spurs' motion offense have been well-documented in recent years, especially in the new age of the Internet scribe. The drive-and-kick attack predicated around floor-spacing, ball-movement, corner threes and, ya know, three future Hall-of-Famers, has been a consistent … [Read more...]

The Undying Technical Brilliance of Tim Duncan

Somehow, some way Tim Duncan is still going strong after all these years. The man is a machine, once again posting per-36 minutes averages right in line with his career numbers, at age 36. There are no frills, no tricks. Duncan is just doing exactly what he's done his entire career. In many … [Read more...]

Gregg Popovich: Rare And Surprising

Pretend for a minute that you're Gregg Popovich. Down by one on the road to the Los Angeles Lakers with just under 19 seconds remaining, who do you draw up a play for? Which of the Lakers defenders do you try to attack? Do you go to Tim Duncan - the greatest power forward to ever play the game? … [Read more...]

Tim Duncan, Marc Gasol And The Importance Of Pick-and-Pass Big Men

Throughout this week, we've written a bunch about the pick-and-roll, pick-and-pop and pick-and-slip. We've talked about the initial screen creating separation for ball-handlers, using misdirection and simulated roll or pop action to create extra space for jumpers, how roll men can draw attention … [Read more...]