For all you aspiring forwards and centers, please watch Kevin Garnett here in this play. Posting up and scoring in the low block is always easier when you catch the defense in that momentary lapse as they are getting back on defense. It is infinitely more difficult once the defense has settled in. Watch the video and then you can read my thoughts below.

Now, this early offense is following a made basket. You see all 5 players getting down the court right away, running their lanes. O2 and O3 are out wide setting up at the ball-side wing, and weak-side corner. O4 is the first one down the court and looks to post up right away. O5 is the trailer.

The beauty of good early offense is that there are infinitely more easy options to score. Garnett gets the ball down low and his defender barely moves. Now, X5 comes down to double team him but it's not a hard trap. So Garnett does a quick turn around mini-hook shot. Notice O3 is wide open in the corner which was another option Garnett could've gone to.

Coach Roy Williams has a great DVD on his Secrets of the UNC secondary Break. As always, please check out the X's and O's Basketball forum to talk hoops and exchange notes and ideas.