How Jaren Jackson Can Become A Successful NBA Player

Throughout the 2017-18 season, the Michigan State Spartans primarily used Jaren Jackson in the low post or as a screener in the pick and roll. For instance, the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to another perimeter player. The second perimeter player will either give the basketball to Jackson in the low post or gives it to a third perimeter player, and he will throw it to Jaren in the low block. Once this happens, he will analyze how the defender chooses to defend him. If the defender gives Jaren space, he will perform a spin move in an attempt to get closer to the basket or around the defender to shoot a jump hook or layup. On the other hand, if the defender plays him tight, Jackson will face up and attempt to blow by the defender to shoot a mini sky hook or dunk the basketball. Another example of this is when the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to Jaren in the low post area to restart the process of analyzing the defender.

However, there are instances where Jaren Jackson will stand at or near the top of the key waiting to receive a pass from the point guard. Once this happens, Jackson will pass the ball to a third perimeter player and proceed to set a screen. Once the pick is set, he will analyze how the defender chooses to defend him. For instance, if his defender decides to come up and cover the point guard, he can roll to the low block to post up.On the other hand, if his defender chooses to stay back, he can pop out to the three-point line to shoot a jumper. As a result of this, the NBA team who selects Jaren Jackson in the draft should implement a similar system to the Michigan State Spartans. This is because Jackson has developed a habit of playing in the low block or as a screener in the pick and roll that it is the quickest way for him to have an impact in the NBA.

How Marvin Bagley Can Become A Successful NBA Player

Throughout the 2017-18 season, the Duke Blue Devils utilized Marvin Bagley in both face up and back to the basket situations. For instance, the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to another perimeter player. The second perimeter player will either give the ball to Bagley in the low post or gives it to a third perimeter player, and he will throw it to Marvin in the post to start the process of attempting to get a jump hook.  Another example of this is when the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to Marvin in the low post area. Once that happens,  Bagley will attempt to back down the defender with one of his shoulders to get within comfortable range to shoot a jump hook. Unfortunately, Marvin hasn’t been able to add enough muscle mass to his body frame to back down the defender on a consistent basis. As a result, every time Bagley is told to post up he is forced to take a contested jump hook over the defender because he can’t back him down.

However, there are instances where Marvin Bagley will stand at or near the top of the key waiting to receive a pass from the point guard. Once this happens, Bagley will pass the ball to a third perimeter player and proceed to restart the process of posting up. Another example of this is when Marvin receives the basketball at or near the top of the key. Once this happens, he will pay attention to his defender to determine the next course of action. If the defender gave him a few feet of space, he would pull up to shoot the wide-open jumper. On the other hand, if the defender played him tight, he will attempt to drive towards the basket for an easy basket, to draw a foul or attract a double team.

Therefore, the NBA team who drafts Marvin Bagley should use him as a face-up player until he can put on more muscle.

How Mo Bamba Can Become A Successful NBA Player

Throughout the 2017-18 season, the Texas Longhorns have primarily used Mohamed “Mo” Bamba as a screener in the pick and roll. For example, the point guard would bring the ball up to the three-point line and then Mo would set a screen. Once the pick is set, he will analyze how the defender chooses to defend him. For instance, if his defender decides to come up and cover the point guard, he can roll to the basket. On the other hand, if his defender chooses to stay back, he can pop out to the free throw line to shoot a jumper. However, there are instances where Mo Bamba will stand at the top of the key waiting to receive a pass from the point guard. Once this happens, Bamba will pass the ball to a third perimeter player and proceed to restart the process of setting a screen. Unfortunately, a significant amount of opposing teams will give him space because he is a below average shooter. According to ESPN, he has a career shooting percentage of 27.5 percent from behind the arc.

Butler Bulldogs vs Texas Longhorns /NCAA Men’s Basketball on November 23, 2017

Texas Longhorns vs Alabama Crimson Tide on December 22nd, 2017

Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns on February 3rd, 2018

As a result of this, the NBA team who selects Mo Bamba in the draft should implement a similar system to the Texas Longhorns. This is because Bamba has developed a habit of being a screener in the pick and roll that it is the quickest way for him to have an impact in the NBA. However if an NBA team wants him to be further away from the basket, he would need a few months to a full season of repetitions to see if he could  develop consistency in the three-point shot.

 

 

 

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How Luka Doncic Can Become A Successful NBA Player

Throughout the 2017-18 season, the Real Madrid basketball team has implemented an offensive system that uses ball movement as a way to set up the pick and roll. For instance, one of their perimeter players like Luka Doncic will walk the basketball up to the three-point line and passes it to another player. Once this happens, the second player will give it to a third player and the third player will call for a screen. Once the pick was set, the third player can pay attention to his defender to determine the next course of action, for instance, if the defender went under the screen, the third player can go over it and take the open shot. On the other hand, if the defender went over the screen, the third player can go over it as well and drive towards the basket where he can score or pass the ball to the player next to him or to the perimeter depending on whether he was double teamed or not. However, there are instances where the team will only make one pass before starting the pick and roll sequence.

Unfortunately, the Real Madrid offensive system has prevented Luka Doncic from reaching his full potential as a basketball player. This is because the team uses him as a typical point guard within a ball movement offense. For instance, when he brings the ball up to the three-point line, Luka usually passes it to another player on behind the arc. Once this happens, he stands behind the three-point line hoping to get the ball back from one of his teammates. If he gets the ball back, Luka will pay attention to his defender to determine the next course of action. If the defender gave him a few feet of space, he would pull up to shoot the wide-open jumper. On the other hand, if the defender played him tight, he will attempt to drive towards the basket for an easy basket, to draw a foul or attract a double team. However, a significant amount of opposing teams will give him space because he is a below average shooter. According to Basketball-Reference.com, he has a career shooting percentage of 33.8 percent from behind the arc.

As a result of this , Real Madrid should allow Luka Doncic to be the primary ball handler in the offense. This is because Luka has been touted as a player that possesses extraordinary court vision and passing ability. According to SI.com, Doncic is a “visionary passer” who can make ” pinpoint passes off the bounce to the corners and wings”. As a result, Luka needs to be in a traditional pick and roll system where he can analyze the defense to determine what is the right play. For example, he would bring the basketball up to the three-point line and immediately call for a screen. Once the pick was set Luka can pay attention to his defender to determine the next course of action, for instance, if the defender went under the screen, Doncic can go over it and take the open shot. On the other hand, if the defender went over the screen, Luka can go over it as well and drive towards the basket where he can score or pass the ball to the player next to him or to the perimeter depending on whether he was double teamed or not.

Therefore, the NBA team who selects Luka Doncic in the draft should implement the traditional pick and roll system because it will do the best job of showcasing his strengths.