Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Fast breaks

Jim Les

After a miss by the opponent, 1 gets to the side of the rebounder, above the foul line, butt to the sideline. 2 and 3 are interchangeable, they sprint the nearest sideline wide, at halfcourt they find the ball (if they are on the same side, the player behind yells "through" to push the first player under the basket to the other side). The non-rebounding big is the rim runner, he will then get out ballside to avoid 3 seconds (5 follows the ball).

1's reads are a) up the ballside sideline, b) the rim runner, c) the weakside wing.

If there is no advance pass, 2 and 3 get below the foul line two steps behind the 3-point line. If everyone is covered, 1 changes sides of the floor, probes the lane, gets in there and makes something happen, a transition ballscreen by the trailer is great action.

Bradley has a three-guard system, so if 2 or 3 gets a defensive rebound, he pushes the ball and 1 takes his spot.

After a make, 4 is the designated rebounder. 2 and 3 get to halfcourt, 2 comes back if they're in trouble. 5 runs to the ballside elbow, stops and takes a look. On an inbounds pass to 5, he looks for 1 cutting up the middle.

Jim Les, Nike Clinic May 2006 (mensbasketballhoopscoop.blogspot.com) - pre-designate with 4 and 5 who is rim runner and trailer if a wing gets a defensive rebound.

2's looks are the rim runner, to skip it to 3 if the rim runner is denied, or to drive if the rim runner isn't there yet.

On a baseline drive by 2, 3 would drift to the far corner, 5 go to the ballside elbow, 1 fill behind (the bail-out guy), if the trailer can shoot he spots up for a 3-point shot, otherwise send him to the glass.

If there is nothing, there has to be ball reversal, 2 skip passes to 4 (or 3) and always steps baseline after reversing, 5 follows the ball.

The trailer passes to 3 and can follow to ballscreen, or go away to stagger screen with 1 for 2 (let the trailer be a playmaker if he can make some plays, otherwise he is a reversal guy).

Nike Clinic - there are two primary options on ball reversal, a staggered screen for the wing or the trailer follows his pass to ballscreen. If 2 skip passes to 3, 1 and 4 should move directly to stagger screen rather then 4 attempting to pick and roll.

Here 4 ballscreens for 3, he is designated as a roller or popper (if he can shoot). Bradley never wants 4 and 5 on the same side of the floor (or on the same plane), so 5 goes away weakside, ducking under the basket (his defender can lose him), then ducks in.

Nike Clinic - 5 reads the action on the ballscreen and moves to the opposite block, the point guard screens away to occupy defenders and free up a possible kick-out (shown).

Here 4 stagger screens for 2, who can use the stagger or cut baseline (shown), yelling "baseline" so that 5 turns and screens (he was posting), then 1 comes back out using 4, who dives to the low post after screening.

Nike Clinic - 5 reads the action (the staggered screen) and moves ballside for a two-man game.

Here 2 uses the stagger screen, so 1 cuts to the ballside corner, yelling "baseline" and using 5.

See Fast breaks - Spurs 2007 (Strong).

Nike Clinic - "baseline" call is an advanced option, after the stagger screen 1 sprints off 5 to the ballside corner for a possible shot and creating a strongside triangle. There is no mention of 2 using the baseline.

From there they can enter high-low motion, 2 dribbles wide, weakside 5 flashes high.

On ball reversal 5 can follow to ballscreen or wide pin-down for 2. On a pass to 2 out top, 3 and 1 can interchange, or 1 can go baseline.

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