Lionel Hollins Brooklyn Nets Deep Corner Inbound Play: Nets “Corner” by Adam Spinella
Another special situation is how to inbound the ball from the deep corner; most plays in your playbook won’t work effectively due to the cramped spacing. The Brooklyn Nets and Lionel Hollins worked a different set here to get a quick-hitting shot if this situation ever arose. As you watch the video, you’ll notice that Hollins calls it “corner”.
The 3 takes it out, the 4 starts in the half-circle, and the other three players are in spread across the baseline. This is a screen-the-screener action, looking for a lob at the rim first. 2 raises to set a back screen for 4, which is opened up because 1 raises to take his man out of help at the rim. The screener, 2, then comes off a screen from 5 towards the corner. This is where he looks for his shot, and where 5 will post up and look for an entry.
You’ll notice in the video that the Spurs went to a zone given the special situation, but it did not matter. Whether the inbound was at the baseline or the sideline, the lob should be there at the rim, and the screen-the-screener action will work.
Coach Adam Spinella is entering his first season as an Assistant Coach at Culver Acadelinmies in Culver, IN. Spinella spent the three years prior as a Student Assistant Coach at Division III Dickinson College. The Dickinson Men’s Team advanced to two NCAA Tournaments and accumulated an overall record of 59-26 (.694) during the three-year span, with the 2013-2014 season ending in the Division III Elite Eight. A native of Bow, New Hampshire, Spinella has a keen interest in X’s and O’s, particularly in professional basketball, and skill development.
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