Iso Heavy Offense Dooms Nets in Game 2

In their Game 1 victory over the Bulls, the Nets went 8-for-10 on isolation plays against one of the best isolation defenses in the league, per mySynergySports. Most of those isolation baskets came early in the shot clock (i.e. the first 10 seconds, where the Nets, like nearly all teams, score … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Brooklyn Nets

The Nets have the ninth-best offense in the league, and as interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo noted to reporters in the team's first postseason practice, their playbook isn't too extensive. Here's a breakdown of their most commonly-used set this year: One of the Nets' most common actions you'll … [Read more...]

Brooklyn Nets Use Basic Offense To Free Up Shooter

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Not a lot went right for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night when they played the NBA champion Miami Heat. The death vice that is Miami's half-court defense exercised its strength vs. the Nets, reducing their offense to feeble dribble attempts and desperation isolations. That being said, the … [Read more...]

Inverting Your Offense – Post-up Guards And Wings

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When you think of a traditional basketball alignment, the image that comes into your mind probably looks something like the picture above: point guard with the ball at the top of the key, two wing players at the elbow extended (or in the corner) on either side of the court, and bigs either on … [Read more...]

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brooklyn and the low block

With the Brooklyn Nets retaining the services of Deron Williams while bringing in Joe Johnson and his giant truck, they boast one of the best passing/playmaking backcourts in the league. Williams is one of the top point guards in the world. Joe Johnson is a combo guard in the positive sense, when … [Read more...]

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