Инстаграм @dlamtraining David Lam
1. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses 2. Strategize what areas you need to focus on/moves you need to add that make sense for your specific game 3. Execute your strategy 4. Continue to revise your strategy. What do you need to do more of, less of, take out altogether, etc 5. Execute your strategy More than adding countless moves to the bag, understanding your game and making yourself efficient is what development is about. If your off-season program doesn’t look like the frame work above, well then best of luck. We’ll be ready over here.
It’s appropriate to mourn the loss of one of our generation’s greatest thinkers and people. I’m still hurting forreal. But the best way to honor this man and the legacy he’s left is to carry on his message in the way we live our lives Challenge yourself to be self-sufficient. Challenge yourself to love and accept others, to see the positive. Challenge yourself to be the best version of yourself and in your craft so you can take those lessons and apply them to other areas in life as well as impacting the youth in a positive manner I know his message and passing will fall on deaf ears, and that’s the real issue at hand, but if he’s impacted you in any way, please continue to carry out his message so that this hero does not die in vain 🙏🏼
Part of what makes Jaylen Brown so explosive is the great footwork. He does a great job of maintaining space by staying a few feet behind the 3️⃣ point line and attacking that space on the close out. To be even more explosive, he splits his feet and starts the drive by pushing off his back foot. Things got dark from there 😬
Going to start up a new segment breaking down film of certain moves from the guys who do them best 🎞🔬 . . Lou Will does a great job of the fake lay up, a subtle but effective way to finish around length. After going up strong to see the defender going vertical, he adjusts by wrapping the ball around the defender and to the rim 💪🏼
Where does Kyrie rank among the top finishers in the league? . . Along with his amazing finishing ability, something that might go unnoticed is his poise in the lane. It’s rare you’ll see this guy pick up charges or run directly into a rotating defender and get in trouble . . In these clips, Kyrie slows his pace down once he has his primary defender on his hip to read the help defender. When he sees his hands are low and anticipating a drive to the basket, he uses a quick flip finish to catch the defender off guard
Strolled in the gym with street clothes but had time to make a couple vids lol. Volume up! 🔊 . . This is one of my favorite footwork drills because it works on all three angles (forward, to the sides, and backwards). The point is to really use your feet to change direction and get separation rather than taking small steps and more dribbles . . Beginners can take a dribble to reset their feet after each change of direction, while more advanced players should try to get to each spot with their feet and without taking an extra dribble. You can use the semicircle by the FT line or at half court as a visual reminder to stay along the lines as well.
Comment below why you think this move works...I’ll comment my breakdown of it in a couple hours 🤙🏼
Definitely something I’d teach more advanced players, but using a skip step is a great footwork to use while coming off the ball screen. This allows the ball handler to read how the hedger will play them and if they can hit the roll man. It’s a great drill too to work on tempo while coming off a ball screen as it’s extremely tough to be able to do this footwork super fast.
Just wanted to drop a quick video on one of my favorite finishes lately . . Another great rhythm disrupt finish is a “fake layup”. Show the ball high on the first step after the gather to get the defender to jump and get out of position to be able to contest the actual finish . . Fair warning to the IG refs ⚠️: I got time today 💁🏻♂️
A change of pace euro step is a great go to finish when you get cut off by your defender near the basket. By driving aggressively and forcing the defender to commit, you can slow down on the gather (2 steps) to let the defender run by you as you get a bucket . . Pro tip: Practice with ripping the ball at different levels when changing direction, depending on where the defender’s hands are. You can also be physical and look to nudge your defender out the way, depending on how close he is to you, aka bully them 💪🏼
Here’s a quick transition series you can add to your next workout. Tag someone you could work on these with! . . 1️⃣: pull up 3 in transition (practice with no dribble and 1 dribble to gather feet/rhythm) 2️⃣: rip thru into a pull up/floater/finish at the basket 3️⃣: change of direction on the catch (trail with the outside foot so you can explode more efficiently going the other way) 4️⃣: drop and jab (almost like a cross jab, except you drop the ball in the middle of your body; great move to change pace and throw the defender’s rhythm off)