Scoring Moves #2 is a part of the Scoring Moves Package.
Possible ways of scoring in basketball are endless, and as long as more and more new players continue to pick up the game, there will always be new techniques for putting the ball in the basket.
The purpose of this Handbook is to introduce you to a certain set of scoring moves -- not all that exist, which is not possible since there are new ways to score that come about every day. There will be more scoring moves Handbooks in the future, with more moves and ways to get points. Since there is already a Shooting Handbook, this Handbook will focus on scoring in the basket area, not outside scoring.
Remember, there are only three rules in basketball:
Everything else is just details. As far as scoring moves go, you will be judged on their results -- did you score a basket or not? For the sake of efficiency and what we all face in live, 5x5 games, all the basket-area scoring moves worked on in this Handbook will be executed within 3 dribbles (during the actual move; you may use some dribbles as you approach the move). We will also observe a universal, one-size-fits-all application of rules when it comes to footwork; what we call a great ‘first step’ or ‘hidden step’ in the American game (from the playgrounds to the NBA), is seen as a violation in FIBA-rules countries. All of the moves in this Handbook will invite no such conflicts.
The moves and drills in this Handbook will get increasingly more challenging and intensive, and reps will increase. Your biggest emphasis in doing these workouts is not speed, how high you jump, or if you think a defender would steal/ block your move. Your emphasis is on technique. Pro basketball teams all have scouts; in post season play every team knows its opponents’ plays and actions. The best scorers have 4 or 5 moves that they use to average 20-30 points per contest for 82-100 games per season. Teams don't make entirely new play books in the playoffs, they execute those same plays so precisely that even a defense knowing what’s coming can’t stop it (Triangle Offense; Pick and Roll; Motion Offense). When you watch a game on TV, you rarely see a move done that’s never been done before -- it is just executed to perfection. This is your goal: execute your moves to perfection. Of course, no one is perfect, so your pursuit of being perfect never ends. Neither does the work you need to put into your game, no matter how good you are.
Lastly, understand that there are no set moves that will always work in whatever situation. Players you face have different skills, experiences, and ways of playing. Your attack begins by taking what the defense gives you -- you must have enough skills to be able to take advantage, and enough experience/ practice to do so without thinking. The defender who cannot be scored on does not exist; only players who lack skills.
Whether you can dunk or not, mix in layups, floaters and runners with your moves as you will not always be able to dunk in game situations. Dwyane Wade dunked 102 times in the 2010-11 season -- barely more than once per game -- and he scored in the mid-20s. Furthermore, DWade had more dunks last season than did LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Josh Smith, and Carmelo Anthony. Dunking does not happen as much as it seems.