The Passing Game, Vol. 17: Draymond Mirotic

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Welcome to The Passing Game, where we simply take the time out to glorify the dimes being thrown all around us.

Two passes that stood out from the NBA last night came from forwards — Nikola Mirotic of the Bulls and Draymond Green of the Warriors.

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Mirotic rebounded his own miss here and drew two defenders (Gerald Green’s fault for doubling the ball) and found a diving Pau Gasol with a nice overhead hook pass for a layup. 

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This pass from Draymond isn’t as subtle. If you watch this develop, Klay Thompson’s brush screen for Shaun Livingston on the wing worked as false action. Danny Green plays on the topside of Klay, which ends up burning him, because Draymond made the perfect read. On the reversal from Speights he darted an overhead two-handed bounce pass to lead Klay right to the rim. 

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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