Z-ing the Floor


Once we inbound the basketball we want our offensive players to Z the floor, this means our players will be at 45 degree angles from the ball or at 45 degree angles from a teammate. In forming our 45 degree angles we create a pattern that looks like a backwards letter Z. Z-ing the floor creates good passing angles and good floor spacing.

In diagram 43, 01 has the basketball, 04 is behind the ball at a 45 degree angle, 05 is ahead of the ball at a 45 degree angle and 03 and 02 are both at 45 degree angles from their teammate 05.

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