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The Spurs should incorporate the full-court press into the game plan

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A small adjustment could yield multiple benefits.

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During Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, there was a call that doesn’t happen very often. Dennis Schroder grabbed the ball on a made Spurs basket and threw it in without setting his feet out of bounds. The turnover put the ball back in the hands of the San Antonio Spurs.

A few plays later Montrezl Harrell allowed the inbounds pass to slip out of his control and out of bounds, giving the Spurs the possession. He dropped it because the Spurs had gone into a full court press.

In the past, the Spurs have been disruptive in the backcourt. The full court press, when executed, is efficient. Patty Mills, in particular, has made chaos for many guards during his time with the Silver & Black.

Patty’s ability to disrupt paired with his quickness on the fast break could be the edge the Spurs are looking for this season.

Additionally, with all the youth and quickness currently gracing the Spurs line-up, it would be great to see the squad throw a few full court presses into each quarter. Utilize the tactic to shake up their defensive prowess with the same intention as dropping zone defense into the mix.

Spurs host the Utah Jazz tonight.

Go Spurs Go!


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