When Sebastian Pruiti of NBA Playbook e-mailed me to let me know the Pistons ran one of his favorite deadball sets of the year, I thought it was a mistake. Surely, he must’ve meant a different team.
But as soon as I saw the video, I remembered. Check out Sebastian’s post analyzing the play. Definitely one of the highlights of the season.
Sebastian speculates John Kuester drew up the play on the fly, but I’m not so sure. I think there’s a good chance he learned it from his mentor, Larry Brown. When Brown coached the Pistons, under-the-basket out-of-bounds plays were like automatic points.
Also, read what Sebastian says about Rodney Stuckey’s importance in the play. If the Pistons had the smaller, weaker “true” point guard so many of you are clamoring for, Tayshaun Prince may not have come around the screen cleanly.