If you are able to master the floater you can somewhat eliminate a shot blockers ability in the paint. Instead of having to finish through the shot blocker, you are able to finish over top of them. One of the best players in the world at doing this is Stephen Curry. He has become extremely consistent at being able to float the ball over the out stretched hands of a shot blocker for a nice soft finish.
This warm up floater drill is something that Stephen does on a regular basis to warm up and maintain his touch around the basket. It is a great basketball drill to add to your workouts and something that you can do on a daily basis.