All posts tagged Warriors

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 […]

The Defensive 3-Point Revolution

By Chris Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) and Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) September 23, 2016 If the city of Boston were redesigned from scratch tomorrow, no sane person would weave the confounding knot of one-way roads that tangle the city today. If considered in a bubble, coaching strategies shortly after the introduction of the 3-point line made as much […]

Layup for you, 3 for me

February 4, 2016 By Stephen Shea Modern NBA teams love the 3-point shot. (Well, most of them do.) This season, teams are averaging an all-time-high 23.7 3-point attempts per game. Even in this 3-point-happy era, almost everyone would agree that offenses would rather get a good attempt at the hoop than a typical 3-point attempt.   […]

Penetration, 3-Pointers and Help Defense

By Chris Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) and Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) September 29, 2015   On May 10, 2015, Phil Jackson famously gave the world his “how’s it goink?” tweet. In that tweet and surrounding messages, Phil suggested that the NBA is more about penetration than 3-point shooting. Phil has a point. Penetration is important. The issue is […]