Luka Doncic wearing a real Madrid uniform 

In 2010, I founded the YouTube channel "Disabled Sports," covering personal passions of mine (MMA, boxing, basketball, football and baseball). I average 3 posts a week and have grown a cult following, with 600 subscribers actively engaging with my content. At the time, I felt that the media failed to look beyond the surface and was missing the big picture time and time again. My hope was to bring a unique perspective to sports, one that the mainstream media was not giving, and to make the sport once again the hero. I continued to expand my "Disabled Sports" brand in 2014, founding a personal blog.

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.

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How Luka Doncic Can Become A Successful NBA Player
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The NBA team who selects Luka Doncic in the draft should implement the traditional pick and roll system because he has been touted as a player that possesses extraordinary court vision and passing ability.
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