Welcome to The Passing Game, where we take the time to recognize and glorify the dimes being thrown all around us.
First, from last night’s NBA action, we have John Wall.
Wall placing bounce passes like Stockton out here. #Johns https://t.co/1YNdZWrW8A
— Kyle Weidie (@Truth_About_It) November 5, 2015
Wall caught this outlet free throw line extended and took one dribble before drifting a perfect leading bounce pass to Otto Porter for a layup. Talk about quick offense. Wall’s placement on the bounce pass really was perfection. If he doesn’t hit Porter in stride, he doesn’t get a direct drive for the layup.
Paul Millsap with the over-the-shoulder alley-oop to Al Horford! #Hawks https://t.co/1g5gxhxMgc — NBA On Def Pen (@NBAOnDefPen) November 5, 2015
Big men are always eligible for The Passing Game. Paul Millsap, playing small forward for the Hawks in this clip and running some two-man game with Al Horford, lobbed a perfect overhead hook pass to Horford on the roll. The pass from Millsap was so precise it turned into an alley-oop for Horford.