By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Hoping to add a few new wrinkles to your offensive playbook this season? Add these proven inbound plays used by the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Hornets during the 2008-09 NBA season. Follow along as NBA Advanced Scout Noel Gillespie walks you through each play, first via 5-on-0 before adding the defense.
New Orleans Need 3
The Set Up: The inbounder takes the ball out on the sideline. Meanwhile, three players set up across the foul line extended area and one ball handler starts out in the middle of the lane.
The Action: The two players on the foul line extended closest to the inbounder set a double screen for the player in the lane. That lane player then cuts around the screen and up to the top of the key. Meanwhile, the far side player cuts over the top of the foul line extended area and straight to the nearside corner.
The Finish: The inbounder will fake to the guard up top. Meanwhile, there are now two new players in the lane. The one forward will pick for the other shooter. The shooter then cuts off the pick and up to the top of the key for the pass and quick three-point shot.
Golden State Starburst
The Set Up: In this scenario, it’s actually a similar start as before, with three players on the foul line extended and a guard in the middle of the lane.
The Action: The near-side foul line player will cut across and screen for the far-side foul line player. The far-side guy will then come off the screen and go straight to the near corner. All the while, the big in the middle will screen down for the lane guard. The guard will come up to the top of the key and receive the ball.
The Finish: From here, the inbounder will step right inbounds. The guard with the ball can either take the shot from the top or dribble penetrate and then dish it off to the inbounder for a shot on the wing.