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Watch how frightening this looks. Zion completely blows by Anderson as if there’s nobody there. And then the thunderous dunk for 2 of his 31 points on 13 of 16 from the floor. 13 of 16 that’s crazy. But what if I told you that the Pelicans ran a special action for a lot of those points. And the Grizzlies could not stop it.
Let me break it down. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
You all know how the conventional pick and rolls work. The big guy comes and sets a screen for the guard and then it’s either drive, pass or shoot. Nothing new.
Well check this out. Throughout the entire game against Memphis, the Pelicans ran a reverse pick and roll with JJ Reddick setting the screen for Zion.
And look what happens. 1) Zion gets a full head of steam so the help defense has no chance of stopping his drive to the basket. But also they can’t switch it since JJ is so quick when relocating that by the time Valanciunas gets to him the shot would already be up and probably a swish.
Right here Grizzlies try to put Dillon Brooks on Williamson, a more mobile defender than Valanciunas for sure, but still, JJ sets this pick so beautifully that Brooks cannot get under it and recover. And look at the body control and the strength in the air by goodness this is absolutely insane what he’s doing.
And look at this beautiful execution. Zion notices that Reddick is coming in for the back screen. So he can pick and choose the side. Williamson here completely fools the defense by going left to right crossover, and look at where that leaves the help defender.
Again the spectacular finish with his built in flight control system. I’ll play this clip once again to fully be able to see what happens here.
So naturally after getting broken down for so many times, when Memphis tried to gang up on him, Zion of course found Reddick for the shot. And Tyus Jones cannot be closer to him because he also needs to pay attention to Hart and be in the middle between the 2 shooters.
So JJ as you may assume knocks this one down.
And since I mentioned Hart, here is one assist going to him. After the pick and roll, look at how the Grizz need to put 4 bodies on Zion just to stop his penetration. This is crazy.
Hart has all day to shoot this and naturally it goes in.
Let me show you just 1 final example cause i found this really funny. New Orleans goes for the same thing just along the side, Zion drives and the monster finish with the And-1, but the reaction by JJ here is funny. He’s just shaking his head admiring at his own teammate.
I first noticed the Pelicans trying Reddick as a screener back on Christmas day and I made a video about the best plays from the holiday matchups. But then it was more of a 1 time thing.
But this is the first game that I see them consistently running this, and I guess part of the reason was the fact that Memphis doesn’t have the defensive personnel to stop this. This is a bad matchup for them.
Also when you have both Ingram and Hart going 20+ points on 60+% from the field, you are definitely losing that game.
But even with all the talent on this team, at 12-15 they are still trying to figure things out and find out the right way to play winning basketball and become a perennial playoff team for years to come. They definitely have all the pieces to do it, all the talent in the world, I guess it’s just about growing and putting the pieces of the puzzle together. They’ll get there.
I really enjoyed making this video, if you liked it, please hit that like button it helps a lot, and subscribe for more in depth analysis. Talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

  • Great to see you back brother. ♡

    See You Space CowboySee You Space CowboyPrije 4 dana
  • Too easy!

    Larnelle SnowdenLarnelle SnowdenPrije 4 dana
  • Probably the best white kyrie vid so far

    adjacentadjacentPrije 4 dana
  • Must trade the aqua man...aqua man is very soft and slow like mark ehehe

    Marko VascueMarko VascuePrije 5 dana
  • They usually run this play with Zo or JJ a couple times a game with the exception of this one. I don't know why they don't do it more. No team has had a good answer for it, sure sometimes people will miss but it results in an open shot for someone almost every time.

    Liam ShipleyLiam ShipleyPrije 7 dana
  • What App do you use to draw for your videos?

    Ignacio Martinez-sagarraIgnacio Martinez-sagarraPrije 7 dana
  • gotta love that indept analysis!

    Mon SalamiMon SalamiPrije 7 dana
  • His finishing. I can’t even

    Max StarnMax StarnPrije 7 dana
  • ingram has to go to maximize zion, coz none of them would like to become back up. if they are both at the floor even their team mates will get confuse to who will hold the ball. imo

    john michael dang-ayjohn michael dang-ayPrije 7 dana
  • This would be much different if Zion played on Jordan's era with a lot of deffensive machine and the contact will not be easy to called because of the gameplay of old basketball

    Jeff RolloJeff RolloPrije 8 dana
  • Look up the actor Simon Pegg..... Dont Tell me he doesn't look like Stephen

    Christoffer NiegelChristoffer NiegelPrije 8 dana
  • We can do this but we can't give lonzo pg minutes 😭

    guten tagguten tagPrije 8 dana
  • So he's becoming a shorter, heavier (but potentially as unstoppable as) Greek Freak

    Gilho AhnGilho AhnPrije 8 dana
  • In depth analysis... Jimmyhighroller: do you even know charts?

    Javier GonzálezJavier GonzálezPrije 8 dana
  • Zion is a great passer than giannis. Giannis can only attract 3 defenders but Zion can pull 4 defenders

    Senku IshigamiSenku IshigamiPrije 8 dana
  • this man could literally be helping so many nba teams

    SoLowCueSoLowCuePrije 9 dana
  • Are you the Canadian Lad?

    SkydroidSkydroidPrije 9 dana
  • If zeeon is charging at you just hack a shaq that the best chance you have of not getting postered

    Axzure YTAxzure YTPrije 9 dana
  • That “BANG” at the end tho Me: INCREDIBLE

    Armin ArlertArmin ArlertPrije 9 dana
  • Whatup everybody my name is Heat Check and this is Stephen

    Smarcus MartSmarcus MartPrije 9 dana
  • Love heat check, always straight to it, thanks for the no bs man

    Hunter JamesHunter JamesPrije 9 dana
  • He will get injured

    alexandro dislaalexandro dislaPrije 9 dana
  • Like a Young Lebron. 0 skills, 100 freight train bashing in.

    kenneth tongkenneth tongPrije 9 dana
  • Zion Reminds me of Blake Griffin he might be the next lol

    Gheezy MarroGheezy MarroPrije 9 dana
  • Do coaches ever ask you to delete your analysis and keep it a secret😂

    Menma UchihaMenma UchihaPrije 9 dana

    TomGetsBucketsTomGetsBucketsPrije 9 dana
  • Zion is the best paint player in the NBA and he is an absolute nightmare to guard.

    MrJamesbound007MrJamesbound007Prije 9 dana
  • Awesome analysis. Zion is a GOAT tier potential if he stays healthy and improves his defense. The problem with pelicans though, is in Ingram and his STUPID hero ball in clutch.

    Random Palmtop GamingRandom Palmtop GamingPrije 9 dana
  • "BANG!"in Mike Breen`s voice

    Joze VogrinecJoze VogrinecPrije 9 dana
  • This play looks scary against a team like nets. Which clearly have no way to stop Zion

    Black Vapour's ProductionBlack Vapour's ProductionPrije 9 dana
  • Pels: **ez w against the Grizzlies** Dame: 🥱

    Bamb8sBamb8sPrije 9 dana
  • 3:36 BANG!

    Derick MasaiDerick MasaiPrije 9 dana
  • Looking like J.J. with that shot at the end

    Alex GreenbergAlex GreenbergPrije 9 dana
  • If his body is ok he will be all star for such a long time

    lyes215lyes215Prije 9 dana
  • nice video! :)

    Yuankui QiuYuankui QiuPrije 9 dana
  • That's called an inverted screen. The one that you showed in the Christmas game was a Spain, or stack pnr. NOLA has been doing this for quite some time now, though in shorter bursts and not as frequently.

    Noah's ArkNoah's ArkPrije 10 dana
  • Finally My Team is Getting Good!

    NukeNukePrije 10 dana
  • Why ESPN if you have Heat Check ❤

    Charles JourdanCharles JourdanPrije 10 dana
  • Thiccq

    Michael PerezMichael PerezPrije 10 dana
  • The pels need to realize if u got a guy shooting 60 plus % maybe he should take the most shots. Definitely more then 16 it's not to complicated but everyone wants theirs. That's why their losing. I would trade b.i and adams

    Gio VanniGio VanniPrije 10 dana
  • So JJ and Zion are like reverse StocktonMalone pick n roll

    GeLo LangitGeLo LangitPrije 10 dana
  • 1:41 “...with his build in flight control system” 😂

    Benjamin van MuijenBenjamin van MuijenPrije 10 dana
  • Big and fast. Beast!

    indra waluyoindra waluyoPrije 10 dana
  • 1:22 amazing, I think maybe Adams can slow him down in a similar position

    Donald LiDonald LiPrije 10 dana
  • I want to see draymond green tryna defend this.

    TelekitoshTelekitoshPrije 10 dana
  • Yeah, I've was looking to see the high-paid ESPN pro analysts talking about this, but they kinda missed it. It was a revolutionary adjustment and shows a bold new game plan and really changes the way we look at Zion's game. I wonder if it will be regular or only for certain teams/ scenarios.

  • I hope ESPN hire you. You're so good at this

    John Edzel JoaquinJohn Edzel JoaquinPrije 10 dana
  • Zion doesn't like social distancing

    Subha ChoudhurySubha ChoudhuryPrije 10 dana
  • Just want to let you know that these type of vids are my fav! Short but tons of info!

    It's FridayIt's FridayPrije 10 dana
  • This is a great pickup on Zion and the Pelicans! I mentioned this about a year ago saying they should get smaller guards screening for Zion to create mismatches but I never thought of doing it with a shooter. Such an amazing tactic that has so much potential.

    Basketball Coach AllenBasketball Coach AllenPrije 10 dana
  • Can you make a video about Jordan clarkson. He just dropped 40 on Ben simmons!

    Dom Vincent SabasDom Vincent SabasPrije 10 dana
  • when ur big man is defending on the 3 point line you know you fucked up.

    Seven4lifeSeven4lifePrije 10 dana
  • I really hate the hype build around zion, but I hope he will not get major injury again because this guy has promising talents and Pelicans might get to Finals in the near future.

    Pabebeng BikerPabebeng BikerPrije 10 dana
  • They better run their offense with Zion

    Random DudeRandom DudePrije 10 dana
  • Bucks have been doing this with Giannis for a long time

    Sid AthalyeSid AthalyePrije 10 dana
  • Wait he actually made it

    Tantien NguyenTantien NguyenPrije 10 dana
  • tank build, with AD/ADC power in the middle.. gg

    JR AndalJR AndalPrije 10 dana
  • If this guy builds, let's say LBJ physique (and he can), we're looking at a virtually unstoppable player, period. I mean, he is pretty much already doing it

    Respawn GamingRespawn GamingPrije 10 dana
  • Amazing vid!

    Noah RookNoah RookPrije 10 dana
  • wear and tear would stop him eventually


    ben creightonben creightonPrije 10 dana
  • i do hope zion gives the same energy in defense

    Motley GrantMotley GrantPrije 10 dana
  • JJ setting those solid Steven Adams screens

    BrutakkBrutakkPrije 10 dana
  • JJ Redick HOF brick wall

    Dioven MarcialDioven MarcialPrije 10 dana
  • Just need to work on that defense

    It’s TyIt’s TyPrije 10 dana
  • Zion is doing these with his center (Adams or Hayes) being on the Dunker Spot (causing the opposing center to contest his shot) and still be efficient. Monster

    Keanu The CatKeanu The CatPrije 10 dana
  • Zion ain't using pick and roll. It's just roll😂

    John Benedict DionioJohn Benedict DionioPrije 10 dana
  • I see zion, I like.

    Rusty JamesRusty JamesPrije 10 dana
  • bang! 3:36

    LexanityGamingLexanityGamingPrije 10 dana
  • He needs more shots. 20-25 if you ask me. Even if his efficiency drops, he’d still avg 30 easy

    Matt HutchinsonMatt HutchinsonPrije 10 dana
  • Redick's reaction is priceless. It's like: -There's no way.

    Cristian DinoCristian DinoPrije 10 dana
    • Nope it was like shiit here we go again

      Cash_money_hy430 HypeCash_money_hy430 HypePrije 6 dana
  • Reverse pick and fade, surely?

    Mark JenningsMark JenningsPrije 10 dana
  • Stephen you are on fire this season, great episode today and congrats on draining the shot man

    Sol AnwarSol AnwarPrije 10 dana
  • You shot that like you just set a screen for Zion Williamson!

    Mike VillegasMike VillegasPrije 10 dana
  • most improve :josh hart

    allippuros TGPallippuros TGPPrije 10 dana
  • Amazing video bro I’m literally going to take this and try to apply it to my rec team on 2k lol. U could have added something about Steven adams location on the opposite block for the non hoop heads too. This is a great place for adams to set off ball screens for opposite corner or even for josh hart and roll to the basket . This is really a great play for when adams is in the game and Zion is at the 4. This is great to keep bigger lineups on the court with a non shooting center but still utilizing Zion’s slashing excellence ! My fav video by u!

    rj singhrj singhPrije 10 dana
  • I don't follow the Bucks closely enough to really know what I'm talking about, but it struck me that Giannis would probably thrive in this action if they ran it with him in Zion's place. His length and ability to finish at the rim seem like a perfect fit... does Budenholzer use anything similar or?

    Spicy Messy HeavenSpicy Messy HeavenPrije 10 dana
  • unstoppable?? his team is 12-15...

    J MJ MPrije 10 dana
  • Yo he said Valančiūnas right🇱🇹applauds from Lithuania

    Alexas 30Alexas 30Prije 10 dana
  • Bro... When i defend I don't think it much i just press him and put my hands up and i never got ankled breaked lol

    F8t3xxyF8t3xxyPrije 10 dana
  • i love how his finishing style is just basically jumping up, nothing fancy, just straight up jump layup or dunk. theres no craftiness because he doesnt need it, he just powers over the defenders.

    prison mikeprison mikePrije 10 dana
  • very accurate analysis by heat check 🔥

    dean espinosadean espinosaPrije 10 dana
  • Ingram and Zion needs to stop competing against each other and play as a team..and Zion needs to eat more if he wants to play center😂

    Jerome YudietJerome YudietPrije 10 dana
  • Meanwhile Zion play Penguin defence

    Marvz Del pilarMarvz Del pilarPrije 10 dana
  • Zion "Built-in flight control system" Williamson

    misfitz 09misfitz 09Prije 10 dana
  • They have become a REAL team now.. bout damn time 💪

    meiji ikhlasulmeiji ikhlasulPrije 10 dana
  • He's shooting 60 precent for the year. That's insane.

    Phillip BeckmanPhillip BeckmanPrije 10 dana
  • Zion's a crazy good athlete. He needs MORE touches he's above 60% fg because no one can stop him in the paint.

    Ugnep2000Ugnep2000Prije 10 dana
  • Bang!!! you need to wear that White Kyrie ........

    m ccm ccPrije 10 dana
  • honestly the bucks should run this with giannis and khris in the halfcourt.

    Kyle SwensonKyle SwensonPrije 10 dana
  • Now that they’ve seen that this works they definitely don’t need lonzo anymore trade him before his value drops again

    Jerry LuoJerry LuoPrije 10 dana
  • It's not like Zion is that amazing (he is strong finisher and doing his work), it's Memphis does have problems defensively. They are not switching on the screens, and not trying to stop him before he gets to the paint

    Ruslanas FilipovasRuslanas FilipovasPrije 10 dana
    • @Johnny Olden let's see his percentage in play offs, when team are going to play smart defense

      Ruslanas FilipovasRuslanas FilipovasPrije 10 dana
    • No zion is amazing dude is avg 25 on like 62% this year

      Johnny OldenJohnny OldenPrije 10 dana
  • "Built-in flight control system" was a nice line :)

    MeursyMeursyPrije 10 dana
  • Great analysis! However, I'll nitpick and say that what you called back screen is a flat screen

    Xabi AzpitarteXabi AzpitartePrije 10 dana
  • Can’t miss that new heat ćek 😆💯💪🏻

    Jaša TkavcJaša TkavcPrije 10 dana
  • 😗when was the last time you saw Zion block someone?

    QuicktwostepsQuicktwostepsPrije 10 dana
  • Lebron been doing it for years

    Positive MasculinityPositive MasculinityPrije 10 dana
  • I swear whe Zion jumps gravity doesn’t affect him

    Itz AveDomItz AveDomPrije 10 dana
  • Can you do a content about whats happening to utah jazz now?

    iamJASPERiamJASPERPrije 10 dana
  • im happy to see that Hernangomez its getting more minutes... the dude has potential but has been overlooked in every team he played. Nice video about Zion btw hahaha

    G.BallG.BallPrije 10 dana