Running a handoff for the man about to use a ball screen, helps give them the advantage on the defender when they go off of the ball screen. It is pretty much like a double ball screen action, but with a handoff, it is easier for the player handing the ball off to make sure that they dribble at the defender and hit them with a screen. It also is a lot quicker than a regular ball screen. Multiple screening actions in a row are hard for the defense to guard without a breakdown. Basketball plays like this one make the defense really have to communicate and this leaves room open for a defensive mistake.
Play Name: Houston Rockets: Handoff Ball Screen Basketball Play
Similar Plays: Houston Rockets: 1-4 Flat Ball Screen/Backdoor Basketball Play (10-11), Houston Rockets: Back Screen – Ball Screen/Double Screen Basketball Play (10-11), Houston Rockets: Ball Screen – Handoff/Ball Screen Basketball Play (10-11)
Play Goal: Set a good handoff screen and then let your wingman play off of the ball screen.
Play Tips: The better the handoff screen is the easier it will be to turn the corner or make a play on the ball screen.