This Brad Stevens' defense drill improves your on-ball defense and the effectiveness of your help defense. You emphasize habits such as faking at the ball and being in proper help position.
By doing these things, the opposition will be less likely to drive and attack the gaps. Thus, lowering the amount of high-quality shots taken.
1 starts with the ball and works down the court via the dribble or pass.
Once at the three-point line, you can play live.
If the defense steals the ball, they can try to score on the other end.
x1 is a few steps away from 1 ready to play straight up. x2 and x3 are in proper help position. They also fake and jab at 1 to deter dribble penetration.
When a defender is two passes away, the defender drops lower than the ball and is ready to give help.