Notice how Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls protects center field against Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the next game. Since Butler`s body is tilted toward the touchline, Westbrook`s teammate Steven Adams has two choices: whip and hit Butler in the back, or flatten his approach angle and sprint with a step-up directly into Butler. Let`s take a look at an example to understand this type of action. At the bottom, the Detroit Pistons work together to form a “corner” action, a common offensive set that often stands on its own. But just as Jon Leuer threw an umbrella for Ish Smith, Smith swings the ball over the ground to teammate Tobias Harris. Meanwhile, Aron Baynes is already moving up a gear. Explanation: In a normal ball umbrella, the filter sprints towards the ball and explains one side, aims his feet at the touchline and bricks the defender of the ball handler on one side of the ground. This encourages the ball handler to dribble on and around his screen. In a ball lift, the sieve lacks traditional directionality. Instead, his back is completely at the baseline. Ideally, it hits the defender of the ball handler directly in the back, because the ball handler has the same choice to go right or left. Most often, however, a step-up cuts a defender to the side when he slides to follow a ball handler. It is clear that the step-up is the most logical here, as it guarantees contact.
If Adams arrives inside (in the middle of the floor) of Butler, Westbrook will have to work his tail to surround Butler and use the screen. Instead, the climb frees him with a straight descent sprint. That`s the decision Adams makes, and Butler hits Adams directly as he follows Westbrook on the sidelines. A “crack screen” is an open floor step that occurs in the transition. Have you ever seen a defender pressure a ball handler in the back of the pitch only to be blown up by a screen on the midfielder`s logo? This type of step-up can be a powerful tool to free a team`s ball handler and chase them to the edge. Some teams have a game designed for this type of screen, while others rely on their big guys to do headhunting if necessary. Either way, a properly executed crack screen can create an instant 5v4 advantage and a downhill swing for the ball handler. This is most commonly found in swing + step-up actions, where the attack starts in the wrong direction before the ball is fired directly into a timed step-up. Some coaches use multiple dribbling passes before starting this sequence. Others prefer a fake ball screen, followed by a quick switch into the step-up. Regardless of the initiation sequence, the key to these games is that the step-up is set up exactly when the pick-and-roll ball handler receives the ball.
A perfect step-up is almost a stealth attack. Since the screener never really enters the ball defender`s sight (the screener sprints from behind), he often can`t see or even feel it. And without a warning from a defensive teammate, he turns pale — exactly what the offense wants. However, the surprise element of a gradual increase lends itself to some illegal testing risks. In every scouting situation – on or off the ball – the grown-ups must give at least a distance of one step between them and the defender. This is to give the defender time to change course before slamming into the pick. But even with this splinter space, the step-up relies on the defender`s eyes caught by the ball. As he slides his feet to stay with his man, his own swing carries him directly into the screener. The most common type of step-up – and arguably the most complex type of pick-and-roll – is not a surprise, but a reaction.
The defensive tendency to lead the ball to the touchline — as part of the NBA`s non-midfield concept — means defenders aren`t usually lined up with their backs to the edge. In order to ensure contact on the screens, the offensive giants react with step-ups. Below is a video compilation of various examples of crimes that have sparked advances. Do not forget to keep your eyes on the directional dependence of the feet of the colander, as this distinguishes the step-up from a normal ball umbrella. The abolition of the basic increase would make the tax law more progressive and would also promote the realisation of capital gains. As our model shows, incomes would increase and those in the highest income groups would pay more than under the current law. While it is not neutral that capital gains escape tax altogether, as may be the case due to an increase in the tax base, the policy also mitigates the otherwise substantial effective tax rate on savings by preventing taxpayers from having to pay both inheritance tax and capital gains on the same inherited property.