Zach Lowe of Grantland wrote a really interesting piece today about the post-up game in today’s NBA, and where the next offensive evolution is going to be.
Post-ups appear to be dying, and on the surface, these playoffs read like their obituary.
But no basketball skill ever goes extinct, and if you view these playoffs as a window into the league’s future, you can see a world in which the post-up makes a comeback — especially in the hothouse of the postseason.
The whole thing is really fascinating to apply directly to the Thunder. They added their first ever true back-to-the-basket scoring big at the trade deadline last year in Enes Kanter, and will likely have that as more of a focus in the offense than ever. Keep Reading…