There are so many people who are always able to point out what is wrong with a situation. We need to get more points in the paint, we need to break the press, we need to get more stops. Ok Great! So what do we do now? It’s easy to point out the problem! What is the solution!?
Tonight Doug Collins, TNT Analyst, pointed out another obvious. “Post passing is a lost art” after someone turned the basketball over after poor entry to the post. His next comment was so typical of someone making this type of observation “throw that ball in there!”. Now, Doug Collins has coached at all levels of the game was a #1 Draft Pick and NBA All-Star. I’m sure he knows numerous ways to teach the post entry, but here a couple things to keep in mind.
Post Passing Teaching Points:
1. Throw the pass opposite of the post defender if he is playing on the low or high side
2. If you need to use your dribble to break the angle
3. Always be aware of the weak side defense when making a post entry
4. If you are making an entry to a player with a small defender, in general, throw it high
5. If you are making an entry to a player with a taller defender, in general, throw it low
6. If you are making an entry to a player who is being dead fronted, reverse the basketball so your teammate can seal
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