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Fast breaks
Billy Donovan


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Billy Donovan

See Offence - Billy Donovan ballscreens.

After a made basket, everybody has a role (a numbered fast break). They don't really play out of a secondary break, they flow right into offence without stopping. 5 runs under the rim and posts up, 1 gives him a look. The wings get below the first marker, they don't want to load up the floor on the point guard, give him a lot of space. They want the floor to be open.

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Running after missed shots, the assigned lanes on the numbered break go out the window, and they could start the break with 1 through 4, he doesn't care who brings the ball up the floor.

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If two wing players are on the same side, they never cut across the floor, the first one gets pushed through.

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b)

The first post always runs to the rim, the second post trails.

If 5 rebounds a missed shot and first-post 4 is not a post-up guy, they want 5 to run into a pick and roll with 1, 4 replaces.

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1 hits 4, who looks inside then passes and sprints into a ballscreen.

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If X4 and X5 are in front and waiting, and 4 and 5 have no advantage to get to the rim, they run right into a double pick and roll after 1 hits 2 and goes away. 5 always rolls, 4 pops.

(Variation - double-screen for 1, see Fast breaks - Phoenix Suns drag screens, Spurs 2014).

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d)

If 5 is the first big and goes to post, 1 hits the wing and goes away, 4 can run right into a pick and roll.
 
See Fast breaks - Nets, Quick hitters - Duke actions (Wide).

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Or 5 posts, 2 gives him a look, 2 throws it to 4, who looks at a high-low.

See Fast breaks - Florida 2006.
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