Attack The Lane With The San Antonio Spurs' "Wheel" Set
During the 2014 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs were able get in the paint at will against the Miami Heat.
This “Wheel” Set is designed to give your point guard a “head start” on their defender so they can drive to the basket. The defender is forced to run through three screens.
Defending this action is a tall order when you have a quick point guard like the Spurs did with Tony Parker.
The play starts out in a box set. The guards are on the blocks. The posts are at the elbows.
To start the play, 1 dribbles to either the left or right side. 4 sets a down screen for 2 on the low block.
1 passes the ball to 2 and runs to the other side. 3, 4, and 5 all set screens for 1. 1 receives the pass from 2 on the opposite side.
If the defender overplays the screen, 1 can curl off to the middle of the paint for an easy shot.
Once 1 receives the pass, 3 runs to the corner. 4 and 5 stay on the blocks.
1 looks to attack the basket as soon as the pass is received.
Note: It is important to think about giving the driver enough space to attack the basket. It forces the defense to make a split-second decision if everybody is properly spaced.
To add a wrinkle, 4 can also set a ball screen for 1. 2 runs to the left corner.
1 should have a wide open driving lane if the play is properly executed.
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