Is Passing A Lost Art?
Ball-movement leads to positive developments on the hardwood
In an article written by Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, passing at the NBA level is called into question for various reasons - and with good reason.
Lack of bounce passes, failure to timely swing the ball, or not properly understanding angles are a few of the symptoms that players all over the globe deal with on a daily basis.
In order to get better, you need to learn how to pass the ball properly. Reading the following excerpt - and whole article - is just one way you can begin to do so:
Derrick Rose has been reprimanded for years but simply can't - or won't - break the habit.
The Bulls star often finds himself already in midair when he fires a dart to an open teammate. Such a jump pass and score might ignite an eruption by the home crowd. It also usually draws ire from certain quarters of Rose's bench.
"Coaches have been trying to get me to stop doing that for years," Rose freely admits. "My grammar school coach, Thomas Green - he was the first one who tried to stop me, and that didn't go anywhere.
"That's just the way that I play. But with those passes, I don't get that many turnovers off them. When I jump, I know where I'm throwing the ball. And it's usually a hard pass. I just try to hit the open guy."
Rose's tendency isn't so much a player disregarding one of the cardinal rules of basketball. He has a great appreciation for an aspect of the game that has become somewhat of a lost art.
"Passing is definitely something that you forget about," Rose said, "especially when you've been playing in this league for so many years."