A Basic Defensive Primer: Part 1
Old 09-23-2008, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a nice article at Blazers Edge on defense, still have to read it whole (long read, and seems it's only the part 1 of 2) but looks good IMO.

At this part writter just talks about the generalities:

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The best way to conceptualize defense is the act of controlling space. People notice the blocked shots, steals, and forced distress but those are all end-products of a common thesis: whoever controls the space has the advantage. You can think of a basketball court like a chess board. (Many coaches delineate defensive areas which, while not exactly 64 chess squares, hearken to that game.) In chess your opponent probably won’t be able to move into a particular square with a good result if you have it covered. That is the goal of defense as well.
http://www.blazersedge.com/2008/9/23...nsive-primer-p
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Basic basketball fundamentals, recognize where opposition wants to be and get there first.

Its all a matter of pride, look at the numbers and dont loose them.
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Rapsfan, please don't post anymore quality posts like this in the future, you're fucking with all the experts on here, and thier top notch Raptor assesments.

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It's a nice primer. The guy should do videos. Red Auerbach left a big vacuum there.
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Rapsfan, please don't post anymore quality posts like this in the future, you're fucking with all the experts on here, and thier top notch Raptor assesments.

You shouldnt take it personal SJ.
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1. Hand checking: Use your inside hand, not your outside. Don't stiff arm simply push off from time to time as needed. Do this around waist level, if you go much higher it will probably get called.

2. Dealing with a streaking shooter: a. Jab the shooter's elbow with your fingers on his release. You may get called the first time but it will effect his shot for the rest of the game--especially if you luck out and hit the funny bone. Think Harper guarding Jordan in the early 90's. b. Take up the space where the shooter is supposed to land and box out early.

3. Defensive Rebounding: Use the old Wes Unseld: turn, stick your forearm into the gut of the guy behind you, then box out. This usually knocks the wind out of them and allows for a much easier box out. Note: this tactic almost got me killed in a league a few seasons ago. The counter to this is the chicken wing which Danny can demonstrate.

4. Moving pics: Make good use of them until they start calling them.

5. Driving: Do the D-Wade and clear with your off hand while driving. Not only will this give you an advantage over the defender but it will also prevent the reach in.

6. The Steve Nash: The defender is chest-guarding/hand checking you and you can't get by. Grab the defender's jersey w/your non-dribbling hand and pull him in the opposite direction that you want to go. Note: I am not coordinated to pull this off, but it should work for some of you.

7. Push off to get open. Push in one direction go to the other. It's away from the ball so it's almost never, ever going to get called and it gets you open and helps keep the offense in motion.

8. Foot Step Post Up: Step on a taller or high jumping defender's foot to get your shot off--they will not be able to block it all though it's harder to convert than you would think
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Acie's Defensive/Offensive Primer


1. Hand checking: Use your inside hand, not your outside. Don't stiff arm simply push off from time to time as needed. Do this around waist level, if you go much higher it will probably get called.

2. Dealing with a streaking shooter: a. Jab the shooter's elbow with your fingers on his release. You may get called the first time but it will effect his shot for the rest of the game--especially if you luck out and hit the funny bone. Think Harper guarding Jordan in the early 90's. b. Take up the space where the shooter is supposed to land and box out early.

3. Defensive Rebounding: Use the old Wes Unseld: turn, stick your forearm into the gut of the guy behind you, then box out. This usually knocks the wind out of them and allows for a much easier box out. Note: this tactic almost got me killed in a league a few seasons ago. The counter to this is the chicken wing which Danny can demonstrate.

4. Moving pics: Make good use of them until they start calling them.

5. Driving: Do the D-Wade and clear with your off hand while driving. Not only will this give you an advantage over the defender but it will also prevent the reach in.

6. The Steve Nash: The defender is chest-guarding/hand checking you and you can't get by. Grab the defender's jersey w/your non-dribbling hand and pull him in the opposite direction that you want to go. Note: I am not coordinated to pull this off, but it should work for some of you.

7. Push off to get open. Push in one direction go to the other. It's away from the ball so it's almost never, ever going to get called and it gets you open and helps keep the offense in motion.

8. Foot Step Post Up: Step on a taller or high jumping defender's foot to get your shot off--they will not be able to block it all though it's harder to convert than you would think
the Foot Step Post Up also is easily converted int o the foot-step rebound in which you stand on opponents foot making it harder for them to outjump you for rebound.

And a nice variation to the hand check when being backed down is to pinch opponents lower back with off hand. Highly effective if you tell them their pretty or you want them to be your bitch. Usually draws a technical. If you are very secure in manhood when opponent backs you down giggle and tell them you like it when they are forcefull, results vary but it usually means no-one is going to post yopu up anymore.
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