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Dissecting A Possession: Aldridge jumper off double screen vs. Heat

In the San Antonio Spurs’ 112-88 victory over the Miami Heat Wednesday, Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge displayed his versatility in being able to come off a double-screen almost like a shooting guard and knock down a mid-range jumper early in the first quarter.

As you watch the video below, you’ll see how the possession was set-up by San Antonio to get Aldridge the wide-open curl jumper in a more detailed explanation.

As previously written, with Aldridge becoming more comfortable in a Spurs uniform game-by-game, his shooting percentages from the mid-range and in the paint are continuing to be above league average from most areas on the floor. Not only can Aldridge make pick-and-pop jumpers, step-back jumpers or post-up turnaround jumpers, but as the video above showed, San Antonio can also run him off screens like a guard to get some open mid-range looks as well.

 

 

Paul Garcia

About Paul Garcia

Paul is a San Antonio Spurs credentialed media member for Project Spurs. He covered the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, TX, and the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals. Paul has been featured on WOAI, Fox 29, and numerous nationwide radio shows.

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