The past two seasons have produced the most efficient offense on record behind ever-growing numbers of 3-point shots. AS RECENTLY AS two seasons ago, the NBA zone defense — which has been allowed since 2001-02, when the league removed the “illegal defense” rule preventing its use — had all but gone extinct.Sep 25, 2020
Option-isolation routes and common man beaters like the under concept, drive concept, cross concept, Texas concept, and deep curl concept are all ways to beat Cover 2 if the specific playbooks account for sitting in zone. The prevalence of Cover 2 has faded, but it’s still seen today.Jun 7, 2020
Zone defense is effective against teams with below-average outside shooters because you can crowd your defenders in the lane to avoid penetration close to the basket. Requires less endurance. Zone defense is less physically demanding than man-to-man, meaning your team should have more energy throughout the game.Nov 8, 2020
The true difference between these defenses is Coverage, or how they protect against the pass. In Man-to-Man, as the name suggests, the pass defenders are assigned to specific players. But in Zone Coverage, the pass defenders cover a specific area or zone on the field.