Game 2 Film Breakdown | Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors 

Game 2 Film Breakdown | Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors  Guarding Siakam with Embiid    The (potentially) series changing adjustment made by the 76ers in Game 2 was clear as day: Joel Embiid and the 76ers Centers guarded Pascal Siakam. They sagged off him and dared him to take floaters and above-the-break jumpers. The ... Read more

Film Room Series Preview: 76ers Out of Bounds Offense

Film Room Series Preview: 76ers Out of Bounds Offense In Part 1 of this Film Room Series Preview, I covered in extensive detail the 76ers Half Court Offense. In Part 2, I’ll break down the 76ers’ Out of Bounds Offense. For easy navigation, time-stamped parts of the video have been embedded under the header of ... Read more

Film Room Series Preview: 76ers Half Court Offense

Film Room Series Preview: 76ers Half Court Offense   Before tip-off on Saturday night, Toronto will surely be well-versed in every scripted play that Philadelphia will run. In the first of three parts to the this film room series preview, i’ll break down 14 of Philadelphia’s most frequently run plays in the half court.   ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: Chin Pick & Roll

Raptors Playbook: Chin Pick & Roll   Over at the Raptors Playbook YouTube channel (@RaptorsPlaybook on Twitter), I am breaking down the X’s & O’s of the Toronto Raptors. This week, we’ll focus on their Chin Pick & Roll – a play out of the Princeton Offense. Watch the video embedded below alongside the summary ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: “4 Flip”

Raptors Playbook: “4 Flip”   Over at the Raptors Playbook YouTube channel (@RaptorsPlaybook on Twitter), I am breaking down the X’s & O’s of the Toronto Raptors. This week, we’ll focus on their “4 Flip” – a pet play for Pascal Siakam to leverage his strong driving ability going to his right. Watch the video ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: “Swirl”

Raptors Playbook: “Swirl”   Over at the Raptors Playbook YouTube channel (@RaptorsPlaybook on Twitter), I am breaking down the X’s & O’s of the Toronto Raptors. This week, we’ll focus on their “Swirl” play – a set that involves a lot of player and ball movement around a post up. Watch the video embedded below ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: Breaking down Danny Green’s 29 Points

Raptors Playbook: Breaking down Danny Green’s 29 Points Danny Green’s shooting performance against the Orlando Magic, in which he shot 7 for 10 from three point range and finished with 29 points overall, is tied for the 8th most three pointers made in franchise history. Let’s breakdown the sets, actions, and X’s & O’s that ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: “Elbow” Series

Raptors Playbook: “Elbow” Series   Over at the Raptors Playbook YouTube channel (@RaptorsPlaybook on Twitter), I am breaking down the X’s & O’s of the Toronto Raptors. This week, we’ll focus on their “Elbow” Series – a read-and-react set that was popularized by Rick Adelman as the “Corner Offense”. Watch the video embedded below alongside ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: BLOB “Head Tap”

Raptors Playbook: BLOB “Head Tap”   Over at the Raptors Playbook YouTube channel (@RaptorsPlaybook on Twitter), I am breaking down the X’s & O’s of the Toronto Raptors. This week, we’ll focus on their BLOB “Head Tap” – a play used in “short clock” baseline out of bounds situations. Watch the video embedded below alongside ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: BLOB “3” (Triple Stagger)

Raptors Playbook: BLOB “3” Over at the Raptors Playbook YouTube channel (@RaptorsPlaybook on Twitter), I am breaking down the X’s & O’s of the Toronto Raptors. This week, we’ll focus on “3”- a Baseline Out of Bounds play almost exclusively used for Kyle Lowry to get a three pointer. Watch the video embedded below alongside ... Read more

Raptors Playbook: BLOB “Chest”

Raptors Playbook: BLOB “Chest” Over at the Raptors Playbook YouTube channel (@RaptorsPlaybook on Twitter), I am breaking down the X’s & O’s of the Toronto Raptors. This week, we’ll focus on their “Chest” series – a play they frequently use in Baseline Out of Bounds scenarios. Watch the video embedded below alongside the summary written, ... Read more