Screen For Steph Curry & You Will Score
A closer look at the Warriors offensive system and how they "pin in" to find the easiest scores in the NBA by screening for Steph Curry.
The Golden State Warriors’ beautiful offensive system is predicated on ball movement, player movement with high IQ passing, and screening to open up easier scoring opportunities off of screens and cutting. All of this is made possible by having the two greatest shooting threats of all time - Klay Thompson and Steph Curry - who are both willing to get off the ball and move to create more scoring chances for not only themselves but teammates as well.
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One of the main changes that Steve Kerr and his staff made when he took over was the freedom through designed actions with passing and screening being the main focus of the offense. The Warriors have ranked in the top 5 every year in the % of their scores off of cuts and screens - 2 of the most efficient play types that teams in the NBA score off of besides transition offense/primary break.
14-15 Offf Screen 8.8% (1st) / 0.94 PPP (7th)
15-16 Off Screen 12% (1st) / 1.06 PPP (2nd)
16-17 Off Screen 13% (1st) / 1.04 PPP (3rd)
17-18 Off Screen 12% (1st) / 1.13 PPP (1st)
18-19 Off Screen 12% (1st) / 1.13 PPP (1st)
19-20 Off Screen 8.3% (1st) / 0.94 PPP (19th)
20-21 Off Screen 8% (1st) / 1.04 PPP (7th)
21-22 Off Screen 9.1% (1st) / 1.04 PPP (3rd)
14-15 Cut 9.6% (3rd) / 1.27 PPP (4th)
15-16 Cut 10.7% (2nd) / 1.35 PPP (8th)
16-17 Cut 12.3% (1st) / 1.33 PPP (3rd)
17-18 Cut 12.3% (1st) / 1.34 PPP (3rd)
18-19 Cut 10.2% (1st) / 1.28 PPP (11th)
19-20 Cut 7.8% (4th) / 1.23 PPP (19th)
20-21 Cut 8.8% (4th) / 1.30 PPP (12th)
21-22 Cut 11.7% (1st) / 1.23 PPP (13th)
Steph Curry is a special talent, the greatest shooter we have ever seen in the NBA but not only his shooting prowess but his off-ball movement. His unique combination of skill, IQ, and willingness to sacrifice points for his teams to win makes him the ultimate superstar and the Warriors impossible to guard. Steve Kerr has molded his ball movement/player movement system that amplifies what Curry learned at Davidson through their lethal 5-Out motion offense and turns every player on the basketball court into a threat to pass, screen and score.
If you want a more in-depth look at what the Warriors Motion Offense is based on and everything they incorporate - check out my 1-hour clinic breakdown of their offense.
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