Tim Springer from Spartan Basketball

The following collection of drills have been put together by Tim Springer. They are based on the shots Kevin Durant has successfully taken in this year’s NBA Playoffs. Check out these excellent drills making use of pick & rolls, cuts, screens and penetration.

3 Point Shot from Pick & Roll

3 Point Shot from Pick & Roll

3 Point Shot from Pick & Roll

Durant flashes to the top of the key for a catch into the pick & roll. He takes one dribble into the screen (#) and cuts back with a crossover into a 3 point jump shot.

Catch & Shoot from a Down Screen

Catch & Shoot from a Down Screen

Catch & Shoot from a Down Screen

The Thunder set alot of down screens for Durant to flash to the high post for a catch & shoot. They primarily set the screen on the right side of the court. However, do the drill to both sides of the court.

Post-Up from Horns Screen

Post-Up from Horns Screen

Post-Up from Horns Screen

Durant and a post player will run horns screens for the point guard. The guard comes off opposite of Durant. The post then sets a cross screen for Durant to post up on the high post. Durant uses a drop step dribble into an attack to the basket.

Post-Up from Horns Screen

Post-Up from Horns Screen

Drill: Set the screen on the first chair and come off the second chair into a post-up. Use a drop step into an attack to the basket like Durant.

Change Lanes with Pick & Roll

Change Lanes with Pick & Roll

Change Lanes with Pick & Roll

Durant starts in the wing lane and uses a pick & roll to get into the tunnel and attack the basket.

Horns Lift into Catch & Shoot

Horns Lift into Catch & Shoot

Horns Lift into Catch & Shoot

Durant lifts outside the 3 point line for a catch & shoot after setting a horns screen for the point guard.

Dribble Attack in Transition

Dribble Attack in Transition

Dribble Attack in Transition

Durant attacks the first defender with a crossover and spins at the elbow when the help comes. He finishes at the rim.

Turn Down Pick & Roll

Turn Down Pick & Roll

Turn Down Pick & Roll

Durant sets up to use the screen and then rejects it into a jump shot in the lane.

You can download the above Drills as a PDF file here!

Tim Springer has worked with D1, international and WNBA players. In 2011, Tim was a coaching intern with the San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) and was responsible for player development. Please make sure to drop-by his Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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