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Coach Spins’ NBA Film Room: How to Stop the Pick-and-Pop

The pick-and-pop has become one of the NBA’s most common plays on offense, even more so as skilled big men continue to get stretchier and the lanes are kept open for ball-handling drivers rather than lumbering rollers. With everyone frequently running this action—even going so far as to invert the look with guards and wings…

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Coach Spins’ NBA Film Room: Phoenix Suns Blade Cut

Simple yet effective. That’s how you describe the Phoenix Suns “blade cut.” New coach Monty Williams and first-year Suns point guard Ricky Rubio have been helpful additions, but so too have competent screeners and improved team chemistry overall. That’s resulted in a better scheme for star Devin Booker and complementary scorer Kelly Oubre Jr. Coach…

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Coach Spins’ NBA Film Room: How Bradley Beal Beats Double Teams as a Lone Star

Coach Adam “Spins” Spinella of Dickinson College breaks down how Bradley Beal consistently beat a Sacramento Kings defense that was specifically designed to shut down the Washington Wizards’ star during their 113-106 loss on Sunday. Though the Wiz came up on the wrong end of the scoreboard, Beal once again showed how he’s been able…

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Coach Spins’ NBA Film Room: How Giannis Antetokounmpo Beats Double Teams

Coach Adam “Spins” Spinella of Dickinson College breaks down how the Milwaukee Bucks thwarted the Portland Trail Blazers’ defense whenever they went to double-team Giannis Antetokounmpo in the post during Thursday’s 137-129 home win. Antetokounmpo posted a triple-double with 24 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, despite the Blazers’ best efforts to contain him: “Coach…

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