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Counterplays to LMA double teams


Do you think the Blazers have specific counterplays that they run to deal with LaMarcus being double teamed?

There have been a few times where I've seen LaMarcus make a nifty pass to a cutter but I would say the majority of the time he makes a move into the double team and then passes it out to the perimeter with little or no advantage.  I'm wondering if you've seen plays that look to be specially designed to take advantage of the player who leaves their man to double team LMA.  It seems like if you run a play that anticipates the double team then the player who is left unguarded ought to be able to get free for a high percentage shot.  Especially if the double teamer is a guard, or better yet a guard switched onto a bigger player.

 

I'm not a basketball X's and O's kinda guy, but to me it looks like any the occasional counter to the double team is mostly ad-libbed by LMA or Andre, and not necessarily a scripted play.  I guess the occasional alley oop to a cutting Batum looks like a scripted play but why don't we see a steady diet of that?

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