All posts tagged ball movement

How progressive is your NBA team’s offense?

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. (@SteveShea33) July 17, 2017 NBA offenses are evolving. The increased reliance on 3-point shooting gets the most fanfare, but there is more to it than that. Teams are restructuring lineups and redesigning plays in hopes of improving all facets of shot selection, counterattacking with speed, and moving the ball faster. When […]

How do the Pelicans generate so many open shots with so little ball movement?

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. February 16, 2015 Better ball movement should lead to more open shots.  That’s the rule most are taught at the early stages of basketball development.  The general trend holds true in the NBA. For this article, ball movement is measured by total team time of possession divided by the team’s frontcourt […]