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Doyle McPoyle
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What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?



I heard a coach say it the other day and didn't know what he was talking bout. Thanks






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TigerintheNO
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


take out the tall people





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Flatt2Flowers04
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


Go with a smaller group on the court





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KingwoodLsuFan
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


faster lineup which usually means more small people on the court


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Doyle McPoyle
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


So a good example of a team that likes to "go small" would be OKC Thunder if I am understanding it right?






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pioneerbasketball
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


Coach is putting the midgets in.





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KingwoodLsuFan
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


I don't watch the NBA so I'm not sure about the OKC roster. All I know is Westbrook and Durant.





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Flatt2Flowers04
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


quote:

OKC Thunder

Westbrook
Harden
Durant
Ibaka
Perkins

Not necessarily small






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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


think of the suns a few years back when amare was out.

nash
barbosa
bell
marion
diaw






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GeauxWarTigers
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


Putting 3 guards on the court.





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pwejr88
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


Small ball is when you put players in for Speed, quickness, shooting ability, defense, etc. They are normally undersized in NBA terms.







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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


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Small ball is when you put players in for Speed, quickness, shooting ability, defense, etc

agreed except for defense. usually you sacrifice defense when you go small






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pwejr88
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


Different kind of defense.





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schlow mo
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


You usually run 3 guards out there and have a small forward playing the 4 and a power forward playing the 5. You want to play an uptempo style getting up and down the court, obviously you sacrifice defense as you have some people playing out of position on D





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OBUDan
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


That's their normal lineup, not when they go small.





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Sheep
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re: What does it mean to "go small" in basketball?


quote:

Small ball is when you put players in for Speed, quickness, shooting ability, defense, etc. They are normally undersized in NBA terms.


Clippers do this frequently with Paul, Billups, Mo Williams at the same time, Reggie Evans at the 4, and either Griffin or Jordan at the 5.

Two guys that can rebound, everybody that can run the floor.






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