Film Room: Episode 2

“Film Room” is a segment on The Basketball Dictionary which breaks down random game clips via narration to dissect every component of a play. The idea is to demonstrate how small decisions — both by players and coaches — make a large impact on the outcome of possessions. A lot of terminology will be used, including much of what is already covered on the Dictionary itself.

Today’s episode explores the way in which Andre Roberson of the Oklahoma City Thunder uses the mechanics of spread pick-and-roll defense to engineer lob dunks. Although spreading the floor with shooters is ideal, smarter cutters can be equally dangerous.