The Playbook

Out film breakdowns. Featuring play diagrams, shot charts, and much more!

The Playbook: Kobe's awesome dunk

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Kobe Bryant had a monster dunk Sunday against the Hawks. We take a look at why this awesome dunk was awesome, and how it came to be.

Playbook: Drastic improvement in Dwight's screens

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Dwight Howard has taken to setting rock-solid screens for the Lakers and it has paid off instantly. A fantastic improvement from what Howard has shown all season.

Playbook: The Nash and Howard pick and roll

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In this edition of The Playbook we'll take an in-depth look at Dwight Howard and Steve Nash operating in the pick and roll, what they've done well in it in the past and present, and where they can...

Playbook: Reflecting on the 4-3 road trip

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The Lakers are finally home in Los Angeles after going 4-3 during their seven game road trip. Reflecting, and breaking down, the so-so journey.

Playbook: Why we love Earl Clark

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With Hill slated to miss the rest of the season and Pau suffering from a concussion, Earl Clark has found his way onto the hardwood; a "throw-in" to acquire Dwight, he is now earning minutes, and...

Playbook: Dwight Howard vs. Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard was a three-time DPOY, consecutively, while with the Orlando Magic. Now, with the Lakers, he isn't nearly as impactful as he once was. We take a dive into advanced defensive...

Playbook: The Lakers Pick and Roll Defense

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The Los Angeles Lakers have many issues, but perhaps most glaring is their defense when tested with pick and roll. In this edition of The Playbook we'll take a look at play diagrams that detail how...

Breakdown: Pau Gasol's night against the Clippers

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Pau Gasol had an awful game against the Clippers Friday night. We'll break down his field goal attempts on the night, take a look at his Synergy stats, and look at his shot charts from the last...

Breaking down overtime with the Warriors

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In this breakdown, we'll take a look at a few plays that they went to in overtime, and an inbounds play that should become a bread and butter play for the purple and gold.

Breaking down Pau's defense and transition offense

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In part two of our Pau Gasol breakdown we take a look at how he does defensively in pick and roll, isolation, and team sets, as well as his performance in transition offense.

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