Thunder's Pick And Roll Defense Is Perfect

Thus far, the Oklahoma City Thunder have defended Tony Parker beautifully in pick and rolls. Their default strategy is to hang their big man back to prevent Parker from zipping to the rim. This is working because whichever big man is guarding the pick and roll is positioned perfectly — not so high to allow Parker to turn the corner, but not too low to give Parker an open jumper.

If the Thunder big men keep positioning themselves this well, it’ll prevent open three-point looks.

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