The carry in basketball can be difficult to detect in real time.
In a live game, they often happen so fast that players, fans, and officials completely miss it.
But what is a carry in basketball?
What’s the penalty when a player does commit the violation?
And how can a coach help their players avoid carrying during games?Continue reading
Traveling in basketball is a violation that regularly confuses people.
This isn’t all that surprising considering the rule is slightly different at the top level of basketball.
Unsurprisingly, this leads to frequent debates about whether a specific move is or is not a travel.Continue reading
Unlike traveling violations which can sometimes be difficult to detect, the double dribble is (usually) one of the easier basketball rules for referees to get right.
But what exactly is a double dribble violation in basketball?
And whats the penalty given to a player who commits one?
Let’s take a closer look…Continue reading
Besides traveling, no rule in basketball leaves people more confused than the illegal screen.
Due to improved three-point shooting and the game becoming more spread out, screens are a bigger part of every team’s offense.
Every game you’ll see on-ball screens, pick-and-rolls, pick-and-pops, etc.
Teams run dozens of these actions every game.Continue reading
Over the last few decades, basketball statistics and analysis has moved forwards by leaps and bounds, altering how people watch, play, and evaluate the game.
Nothing has had a bigger impact on the game than the explosion of three point shooting which has grown exponentially over time.
And with that, we’re looking for better ways to evaluate shooting ability.Continue reading
A gather step refers to an extra third step that a player can make after picking up their dribble.
In the NBA the count begins with the first step taken after a player has stopped dribbling.
This first step is often referred to as the “zero” step, with two additional steps being allowed afterward.
This means the pivot foot technically can hit the ground before the ball is either shot or passed without a travel being called.Continue reading