Nice new Grantland article on Michigan's pick-and-roll offense--and other article links.
a well written article.
I'm hesitant to agree with them that GRIII isn't as big of an outside threat as THJ. I know, percentages and all that, but THJ is so streaky.
is always there. You need to guard him or he'll carry the team just like he did against OSU. Can't leave him wide open because he'll hit it even on a slump.
And he is a pretty clutch shooter IMO. His freshman year he nailed huge ones for us the whole second half. Stepped up big against OSU this year and hit some big shots against Kansas too
Tim also hit the should-have-been-game-winner at Wisconsin.
for prepration in the NBA. They love to spread out and do a lot of pick and roll. Trey Burke is one of the best, if not the best at it which is why he's highly coveted for this reason. Damion Lillard got drafted high because of his ability to run pick and roll at Weber State.
Trey generally makes great decisions on pick and roll and doesn't turn the ball over a ton. He is a threat at 3 pt that they can't go under. Once he gets by them, he likes to slow down then explode to the hoops. Or he slows down, boxing out his defender then make a midrange jumper. Or he finds the roll man or open shooter for an easy points.
This is a PG's dream offense in terms of running the offense and do a lot of pick and rolls.
Could it be that Michigan is going to become known as "PG U?"
to be known as a PG U. Darius Morris, Trey Burke and maybe Derrick Walton? If the success continues, the top PG prospects are going to notice Michigan for producing quality PG. It is a good thing because great PG play is extremely important for a team success for obvious reasons.
...is master the pickle roll, and there's no stopping us.
Is that some kind of inside joke?
It's from those AT&T commercials, which I admittedly enjoy.
I find those ATT commercials kind of funny. The guy is excellent at dead pan.
It definitely works
It's when you kick a pickle and it splatters all over the other person.
from West Virginia? Brilliant!
If we were basebal players, batting .500 would be awesome
The clip in which McGary sets the pick, receives the ball, and rolls to the hoop is one of the clearest examples of a "pick and roll" that I've seen. Thanks for posting this.
I like that clip in which he sets 3 screens in like a 7-second span. he's just digging space out of the defense. almost like a giant puppy.
Anyone notice that McGary doesn't actually "roll" in the traditional sense after he sets the pick?
For example, if he sets a left pick on Trey's guy, a traditional roll would entail his planting his right foot, effectively pinning that guy to his back, before heading toward the basket. Instead, hHe tends to just run in an arc toward the basket without pivoting.
Perhaps this is more effective since bigs started hedging and there's not a lot of need to keep the guy defending the point behind you.