A tactic that is becoming increasingly popular today in basketball, is that of a 2-3 zone defense. By utilizing a zone defense it allows teams to do several things:
• Protect the paint
• Hide poor and/or un-athletic defenders
• Play 3 frontline players without getting exposed on defense
In order to combat this adjustment, coaches of all levels need to have in place a zone motion offense. While quick hitting offensive sets are good to get quick looks at the basket a zone motion offense brings one important thing to the table; it makes the defense shift side to side. It is here after the defense has shifted several times where it is most vulnerable.