Initially, “Motion Offence”emphasizes the movement of players, with players needing to be able to play in all positions on the court.

Moving the ball requires defenders to move significantly, often in a short period of time.

As defenders are moving to a new position, this may create opportunities to dribble. Here x4 is in a poor position to defend 4’s drive to the basket and x3 is not yet in a help position.

“Ball Reversal” can also create the situation where a defender needs to close-out over a long distance (e.g. from the split line to the perimeter), which places the offensive player in an advantageous situation.

Often the defence will move assuming that the offence is going to reverse the ball and pass it to the other side of the court. This can provide an opportunity for a player at the top of the key to penetrate.