Passing makes two people happy. Scoring only makes one person happy. – Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (via TJ McBride)
Well said, Nik. Well said.
Last week we talked about how Steph Curry is one of the best shooters in the NBA (possibly of all time). Well for some of us growing up Curry wasn’t in the league yet – instead we had to settle for a guy by the name of Ray Allen.
Curry, LeBron, Durant, and Wade, all have a couple things in common. First: they are all recognizable by only one name, and second: they are all elite scorers. But what has made them so effective? Part of it has to do with their ability to attack quickly off of the catch.
Coaching rebounding presents an interesting challenge of “balance”. On the one hand, rebounding is a crucial skill for elite players to develop and master – a crucial rebound has as much potential to swing a game as a crucial shot.
Tag games are just the best. There are just SO MANY OPTIONS! With seemingly unlimited variety, and a ton of benefits to the development of fundamental movement skills, tag games are a favorite way to warm-up players or break up the monotony of a basketball practice.
Often times players practice dribbling without a defender. And this might cause them some trouble when they do face pressure in a scrimmage or game. It requires a mix of court awareness and comfort with the ball (i.e. eyes up when you are dribbling!).