"I've been reading a lot how Coach Casey runs an offense with no set plays in the half-court and that it's mostly Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan ISOs so what I decided to do was re-watch yesterday's game footage against the Bucks. While it's true the offense is dominated by isolation clear outs, but I don't think this has to do with Coach Casey rather Rudy's and DeMar's reliance to break away from the offense. But the times that Rudy and DeMar follow the game plan reversing the ball, penetrating against an unprepared defense as it's rotating, setting screens on the ball and away from the ball, or finding the open man on the perimeter the offense was pleasantly nice to watch. I'll try to upload more plays tomorrow morning once I finish watching the 2nd Half since it's late and I had practice earlier this morning and I'll try my best to update this thread with plays from Casey's playbook if you enough people are interested. Maybe some plays from other NBA teams as well.
Opening possession for the Raptors they run "Horns" getting into it's basic alignment of the "A-Set". Lowry delivers a bounce pass to Amir then cuts high side wrapping around to set a back screen for Jonas. Jonas receives the screen and gets open in the lane catching the ball with a two foot land. Larry Sanders denies baseline and Jonas makes a simple drop step move to the middle for an easy left-handed hook.
Again the Raptors run "Horns". Rudy comes up from the corner getting the pass from Lowry who shallow cuts to the weakside. After the shallow cut he gets back the ball while DeMar sets a back screen for Jonas setting him up for a lob. Lowry under throws the pass forcing Jonas to bring the ball down to gather himself resulting in Larry Sanders stripping him. Dead ball as it goes out of bounds, but this was a nice motion play designed to set up for a dunk.
Same play as above. The new wrinkle to this is that instead of DeMar setting a back screen for Jonas it's Rudy. The Bucks take away the lob since the Raptors try the play again the second time and a defensive player of Larry Sanders' caliber isn't going to get hit with a blind pick the second time. The play doesn't stop there as this now flows smoothly into a down screen for Rudy essentially a "screen the screener" action when the first option is taken away. From here Rudy has two options he can either pop the open 3-pointer from the top of the arc with his man hung up on the screen or he gets a ball screen from Amir like he does in the play.
Not really a set play, but I thought this possession Rudy did an excellent job of setting up his man walking him down to the baseline. Notice how Butler's head is turned away from Rudy and focused on the ball? Good read by Rudy to change directions and he sprints off a double staggered. Butler tries to cheat the play by "jumping the gap" thinking Rudy will curl instead of locking and trailing. Like Stephen Curry when they see this they fade/flare to the wing-corner.
Ross get the dribble pitch or DHO and goes directly into a high pick-and-roll with Hansbrough. What this does is that it gives Ross a "live catch" meaning you can be more of an attacker putting pressure on the defense when you can catch and go. Ross makes the point to wing pass that goes into a side pick-and-roll with Jonas. The spacing on this play is terrific as you can see the "Triangle" or "3 Away" on the weakside formed by Hansbrough, Augustin and Ross with Augustin and Ross as release valves.
This SLOB play might've been the best I saw. Ball is put in play by Fields who then gets a flex screen by Hansbrough who then sets a back screen for Ross to loop around. What's interesting about this play is that Ross has the option of rejecting Fields' screen and using Gray's down screen for the catch-and-shoot. But Neal overplays the screen eliminating that option. Fields' man, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is so occupied with Fields that he doesn't bother to switch. The Raptors run a horizontal stack for Ross coming off of the flare screen for a catch-and-shoot. If that's taken away Fields can curl off of a down screen from Gray."