Category Archives: Breaking It Down

Gerald Henderson illustrates a problem for the Raptors

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Gerald Henderson, Landry Fields

How did Henderson manage 6-for-8 shooting in the first quarter on Wednesday?


Demar Derozan’s Passing Game

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An in-depth look at Demar’s passing game, flush with statistics and video breakdowns.


Breaking It Down: Offensive Decision Making and Stagnancy

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Having talented offensive players does not mean you’re playing smart offense.


Breaking It Down: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Kyrie Irving

Taking a look at three plays from the San Antonio game.


Breaking It Down: When You Hedge, You Must Recover

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Kyrie Irving

Too big of an ask.


Breaking It Down: A Simple Taste of Dwane Casey’s Offense

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Kyrie Irving

Five guys and one ball.


Who should get credit for this rebound?

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Kyrie Irving

I’ve always been skeptical about the NBA’s way of crediting players with rebounds.


Breaking It Down: Great Defense Personified (Ed Davis vs Blake Griffin)

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Kyrie Irving

People always stop me in the street and ask, “Arse, what does great defense look like?” This is what great defense looks like.


Breaking It Down: How Boston defends the pick ‘n roll

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Kyrie Irving

Yesterday I covered how the Raptors defended a pick ‘n roll sequence against the Sixers. In the ‘raps’ section, curseoftheswirsk suggested that to contrast things, we look at how a good defensive team like Boston might handle a similar situation. This is from last night’s Boston vs Portland game.


Breaking It Down: Ed Davis has a lot to learn

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Kyrie Irving

Here’s a play from last night’s game which shows both the learning process a big has to go through, and the low communication level in the Raptors 29th ranked defense.


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