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Old 05-10-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Ok WTF is up with point guards letting the ball roll down court after they inbound it

I was just watching the Grizzlies/Clippers game and it's not the first time I've seen it but this was ****ing stupid. The guy on the Grizzlies let the ball roll halfway down the ****ing court before he picked it up. I know it's so the clock won't start until he picks it up but would someone from the other team at least try and run up and steal the ball?
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ok WTF is up with point guards letting the ball roll down court after they inbound it

Sometimes PG's do it to call a play before the clock starts so they have more time to run the play. Other then that i'm not too sure why they do it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:59 AM   #3
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Sometimes PG's do it to call a play before the clock starts so they have more time to run the play. Other then that i'm not too sure why they do it.

It's for timing. That's it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Ok WTF is up with point guards letting the ball roll down court after they inbound it

As you mentioned yourself, it's a time-saving technique. Letting the ball roll to half court when there's 10 seconds left in the quarter allows for more time to execute and finish, as opposed to a straight inbound pass that may lead to five seconds to work with by the time a guard passes half court.

Oftentimes defenses will apply pressure to disallow the inbound roll. However, just the same, lulling a defensive player into the backcourt could actually lead to an advantage for the offense, so the defense will often concede the extra few seconds saved in exchange for maintaining their planned defensive attack.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ok WTF is up with point guards letting the ball roll down court after they inbound it

My only complaint about it especially with tonight is that no one on the other team tried to steal it. The ball went halfway down the court and someone could have run up and tried to steal it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:04 AM   #6
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Default Re: Ok WTF is up with point guards letting the ball roll down court after they inbound it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0COm...outu.be&t=2m2s
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:05 AM   #7
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Default Re: Ok WTF is up with point guards letting the ball roll down court after they inbound it

basketball 101, the clock doesn't start until a player picks it up.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:06 AM   #8
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My only complaint about it especially with tonight is that no one on the other team tried to steal it. The ball went halfway down the court and someone could have run up and tried to steal it.
I think it's because it's a medium-risk, low-reward play. When the ball is rolling inbound, it's not as if the offensive point guard is letting it roll mindlessly down the floor. As such, to suggest the defense attempt to steal the roll is not particularly realistic. At that point, the offensive player would just pick up the ball and operate upon a defense that has suddenly extended itself and subsequently created some gaps by chance.
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In a close game seconds are precious. Down the stretch you could be saving yourself 3 to 6 seconds which could be crucial.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:07 AM   #10
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My only complaint about it especially with tonight is that no one on the other team tried to steal it. The ball went halfway down the court and someone could have run up and tried to steal it.
If you (as a defender) have kept some distance, you can't run straight to the ball because the point guards in the nba are so fast that they're gonna pass you easily.

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #11
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My only complaint about it especially with tonight is that no one on the other team tried to steal it. The ball went halfway down the court and someone could have run up and tried to steal it.


if you are going to be guarding CP3 whos doing that trick, i would advise you to stay the F back
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:33 AM   #12
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My only complaint about it especially with tonight is that no one on the other team tried to steal it. The ball went halfway down the court and someone could have run up and tried to steal it.
Obviously, if the opponent tries to take it, they will pick up the ball before they can get there hands on it ...
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:36 AM   #13
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if you are going to be guarding CP3 whos doing that trick, i would advise you to stay the F back

Have seen him bait guys into going for the steal many times only to blow by them and hit the pullup 3. Was a common sight in NO.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:40 AM   #14
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Default Re: Ok WTF is up with point guards letting the ball roll down court after they inbound it

One of the other clock tricks I think teams with a lead needs to take advantage of is a running clock in the 4th. The clock runs while you take the ball out. If you take it out slowly enough 3-5 seconds can run off that aren't part of your 24.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:46 AM   #15
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basketball 101, the clock doesn't start until a player picks it up.

This is true in practice, but I recall hearing that it isn't the case if one looks at the rulebook, and that technically the clock should start when the ball hits the court inbounds. Someone a while back provided the section of the NBA rule book that deals with this.
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