Hornets Hurt The Trailblazers With A Nifty Screen The Screener Action

One of the bright spots of this season--in terms of pure X's and O's, if not results--has been the creativity of Monty Williams' New Orleans Hornets offense. They've rolled out fun, effective, and innovative sets all season long, a number of which have been highlighted here at HoopChalk. Sunday … [Read more...]

Three Point Play: The Pick And Slip/Flare Screen Combo

Welcome back to The 3-Point Play, a semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I’ll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they’ll all be grouped together here. Today we're … [Read more...]

Ryan Anderson and Diversifying Specialization

RYAN ANDERSON

The word versatility, in basketball terms, calls to mind a varied skill set. LeBron James snaring a defensive rebound, taking the ball coast to coast on the break and snapping a pass across the court to Ray Allen for a corner three; Andre Iguodala sliding side to side to cut off a drive, forcing his … [Read more...]

The 3-Point Play: Grizzlies, Heat and Hornets

Hornets Double High

Welcome to The 3-Point Play, a new semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I'll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they'll all be grouped together here. This week, we've … [Read more...]

J.J. Redick, Arron Afflalo, and Orlando After Dwight

Without their two best players and veteran head coach from last year, the Orlando Magic will obviously have an uphill battle in remaining competitive this season. However, this season should give fans a clearer look at Arron Afflalo and J.J. Redick, two players who could succeed in a larger role in … [Read more...]

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