SINCE THE BEST OFFENSE in basketball is simply beating your man to the hoop, we have devised a defensive drill that focuses on the control of both offensive penetration and the pick and roll play.
If 3 decides to set a screen for 1, the play may wind up with a pick and roll between 1 and 3.
There are basically four ways to defend the pick and roll:
We use all of our choices to defend the pick and roll.
We defend the pick and roll from the wing, elbow, corner, and top of the key.
A he pick and roll has been a staple of the NBA for years, primarily because of the 24-second clock.
Following are eight ways to defense the pick and roll. If you do not have the time for all of them, I would strongly suggest that you adopt at least two - to ensure a measure of variety.
1, setting up the pick and roll with a ball reversal from #1 to #2 to #3, with #2 then cutting around the stagger screen (by #4 and #1), while #5 steps out for the p.