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The Fade
Phil Taylor
November 13, 1995
The advent of the sweet-shooting big man—Laimbeer begat Olajuwon, Ewing and Robinson—has made this variation of the pick-and-roll, called the pick-and-pop, highly effective. Momentarily freed from his defender after setting a screen, Malone (the power forward, or 4 on the chart) "fades" to an open area, where he receives the pass from point guard Stockton (1) and takes an often uncontested jumper.
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November 13, 1995

The Fade

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The advent of the sweet-shooting big man—Laimbeer begat Olajuwon, Ewing and Robinson—has made this variation of the pick-and-roll, called the pick-and-pop, highly effective. Momentarily freed from his defender after setting a screen, Malone (the power forward, or 4 on the chart) "fades" to an open area, where he receives the pass from point guard Stockton (1) and takes an often uncontested jumper.

1 Point guard
4 Power forward
X Defender
[Dotted Line] Pass
[Zig Zag] Dribble

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