Lob zone basketball plays are all about getting the defense to shift and focus one thing while you are really running a lob play on the backside. Getting the defense to suck in and then setting good screens are needed to run this type of action. Lob basketball plays can be beneficial because they can be easy buckets, but they can also be really good momentum builders for your team.
Probably the biggest key to running a lob basketball play against a zone defense is surprise. It is not like a ball screen action where you can still run it whether the defense knows that is what you are going to do or not. It takes misdirection by having ball movement and player movement through the zone, and then a well-timed pass to a player that can jump and also finish at the basket. Make the defense lock in on the ball and forget about the backside of the zone, and you will be able to set up a lob play.
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This 2-3 zone backside lob basketball play is a great way to take advantage of a zone defense that has a tendency to ball watch.
This 2-3 zone lob basketball play is great because it has two different options. The first option is the lob man, but there is also a shooter as well.
This zone overload basketball play is going to look for a shooter in the overload, but if nothing is there it will hit a lob on the backside of the zone.
This lob basketball play is great to use against a zone because it is going to take advantage of the defense on the backside for a high percentage finish.