What are the best options in the playbook of the NBA’s East contenders?

Title: What are the best options in the playbook of the NBA’s East contenders?
Date: April 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: At The Athletic Toronto, we collaborated to write about the pet plays of East contenders. I wrote about Kyle Lowry as a crunch-time screener.

The NBA season is on hiatus, but there is hope it will return in some fashion. So we gathered the brain trust of writers from six Eastern Conference contenders to dive into the playbook and break down their team’s most effective play. Hopefully there will be some playoffs where we’ll see these in the not-too-distant future.

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry, screener extraordinaire

Blake Murphy: For as many changes as their playbook has undergone in recent years, the Raptors have often been at their deadliest when they simplify things, especially late in games. That usually means using Lowry as a screener rather than a ball-handler.

Continue reading at The Athletic.

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