France Scoring Plays for Tony Parker by Wes Kosel
France qualified for the Rio Olympic Games after winning the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, Philippines in July. For the Olympics, there will be two groups, Group A and Group B. Group A will be France, USA, Venezuela, Serbia, China, and Australia. Group B will consist of Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Lithuania, Croatia, and Nigeria. France will open up action against Australia on Saturday, August 6th. The top four teams from each group will move on to the knockout round of the tournament on Wednesday, August 17th. The Bronze and Gold Medal Games will be played on Sunday, August 21st.
France is led by veteran Tony Parker but have several other NBA talents: Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Boris Diaw, and Nicolas Batum. Parker had a great game in the final of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The video below shows a couple of plays used to create scoring opportunities.
France Scoring Plays
Quick Post Ram
This play can open up Tony Parker off of a quick ball screen in the slot, but if nothing is there a ram screen is set for Boris Diaw to drive to the basket.
Tony Parker is very dangerous off of side ball screens. In this transition drag play, Parker uses a ball screen to get a wide open dribble pull up jump shot.
In this play, France gets a ram action set for Parker on the right wing. The ram action puts the ball screener’s defender behind the action making it very difficult to stop penetration into the middle. Parker is able to get an open jump shot. He is very efficient at taking a dribble with his left and pulling up with his right hand.
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