Video Analysis: The Orlando Magic's Pick and Roll Offense | Magic Basketball

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May 26

Video Analysis: The Orlando Magic’s Pick and Roll Offense

Since the conclusion of Game 4, a lot of smart people have chimed in on the Orlando Magic‘s pick and roll offense that was wildly successful against the Boston Celtics. Even though there’s no guarantee that the Magic will beat the Celtics later tonight, it’s clear that Jameer Nelson and Dwight Howard will, once again, be the focus offensively for Orlando. The key, more than anything else, for head coach Stan Van Gundy is to keep Howard moving on offense because in Games 2 and 4, Howard scored 30 points or more due to the fact that his athleticism and speed was being utilized correctly, particularly in the pick and roll. As for Nelson, he needs to stay in attack mode offensively and play with the same aggressiveness he displayed two nights ago.

3 comments
Eddy Rivera
Eddy Rivera

@McLean

The pick and roll is effective, as long as Nelson is aggressive.

@funny80sguy

The staggered screens didn't pop up in the clips that I compiled but they're there in other plays. The Magic ran a TON of pick and rolls in Game 4, sometimes to simply initiate the offense.

funny80sguy
funny80sguy

I kept looking for that double screen for Jameer on Rondo I'm hearing about, and I didn't see it until the end. It look like Jameer was beating Rondo off of single screens.

McLean
McLean

I see how effective it was now....plus i like it how every time there was a clip of Jameer....the crowd was chanting defense...LOL!