Fast Break Basketball Offense - Phoenix Suns
It is much different than the Carolina Fast Break and serves a different purpose. The Sun Fast Break is the Phoenix offense. There is not much movement and there is not the traditional secondary or transition fast break options.
The fast break is defined by 2 things, spacing and philosophy. The Suns' philosophy is to get a shot within the first 7 seconds. That creates a pace that forces players to get up and down the court. This creates defensive breakdowns because the defense cannot recover in time. Spacing is critical as it creates gaps in which the ball can penetrate and either finish at the rim or kick out for a 3.
This is not a fast break for the faint of heart. You have to have players that are fearless as shooters, a point guard vision and a coach who can ride the waves.
2 and 3 are shooters. They sprint to the corners, outside the 3 point line.
4 is your best shooting frontcourt player. He runs on the opposite side of the ball along the foul lane line.
5 is the post trailer.
3 looks to score
4 looks to score.
1 pushes the ball up the floor and headmans to 2 at the foul line extended wing.
4 comes ball side
2 cuts over the flare screen to the Weakside.
5 cuts block to block to the Weakside block.
- Look to score
- Pass to 3 for score
- Pass to 5 in the post
4 steps out to ball screen
1 dribbles off the ballscreen
1 will look to score or to kick out
1 looks for 3 on the backdoor.
Related Pages & Helpful Resources
Don Kelbick's Transition Offense and the Four-Second Fast Break DVD
Fast Break Basketball Offense - Carolina Secondary Break
Attack Off of the Foul Shot - Foul Line Fast Break
Basketball Fast Break & Transition Drills - Full Court Drills
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