You want O2 to get the ball, and have a chance to beat the defender one on one. Run this simple isolation play. Essentially, you have three of your players move off to the left side of the court, resulting in a "clear-out" for O2 on the right side. Now you have several options.
ISOLATION PLAY FOR ALL POSITIONS
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Isolation- Term used to identify area outside three-point line where offensive player or players align themselves.
Jump Shot- An attempt from the floor to make a basket, usually from more than 5 feet from the basket.
Intentional foul: A foul that occurs when a player makes illegal contact with an opposing player without intending to get the ball.
Isolation play: An offensive play designed to have a specific player attack the basket 1-on-1. Also called "iso play." ...
If you look at diagram 12 again, the isolation at B3 provides an opportunity for driving to the basket. The team must be aware that once a perimeter player drives inside, the pattern is broken and a reset will be necessary. That's OK.
The reason you see so many isolation plays in the NBA is that these players have extraordinary one on one skills. In today's NBA game, it's very difficult to stop somebody one on one. Also, they don't have enough time to pass the ball around and take their time to find an open shot.
With the shot clock winding down we either have on balls or isolations wing or post.
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" His observation that outfielders are routinely under-coached adds to the players' isolation. Yet, Wells correctly points out that outfielder defense is at least one-third of the old adage that pitching and good defense wins baseball games.
Try to maintain 12`-18` spacing and don`t get bunched up. The floor should be balanced (don`t have four guys on one side of the floor and only one on the other - unless it is an isolation play designed to take advantage of something in particular).
The smaller the muscles used, the more precise the action on the ball, so it is best to shoot with the wrist and arm in isolation, instead of using the whole body.