The gimmick defense is rare in the NBA, but not unheard of

Plainview Daily Herald
The gimmick defense is rare in the NBA, but not unheard of
The gimmick defense is rare in the NBA, but not unheard of

Atlanta guard Kevin Huerter saw gimmick defenses throughout high school and college. Box-and-ones, triangle-and-twos and variations thereof, they weren't exactly uncommon for opponents to try. In the NBA, they're a rarity. And Huerter says the reason is simple. "I honestly just think players are too good," he said. Coaches may agree. The Toronto Raptors famously and effectively slapped a box-and-one against Golden State's Stephen Curry late in the fourth quarter of Game 2 in last season's NBA Finals, though that was in a situation where the Warriors' other elite scorers from that team — Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson — were both out of the game at the time with injuries. So in that situation,

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

What to Read Next