Chapter 9 of 17 from Stephen Curry

Creating Space From Your Defender

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With the help of his practice partner, Brandon, Stephen teaches a few concepts for getting past a defender and creating an open shot.

Topics include: Read Your Defender's Feet, Hands, and Nose • Drop Your Defender's Lead Foot • Read Your Defender's Hands • Shift Your Defender's Weight • Creating Space From Tight Defenders • Make Your Defender React

With the help of his practice partner, Brandon, Stephen teaches a few concepts for getting past a defender and creating an open shot.

Topics include: Read Your Defender's Feet, Hands, and Nose • Drop Your Defender's Lead Foot • Read Your Defender's Hands • Shift Your Defender's Weight • Creating Space From Tight Defenders • Make Your Defender React

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A fellow student

What about when ur defender is jumping back, like when u did ur center jab he stepped back but in travel ball I feel that the move doesn’t work for me because my defender just comes back to the same spot in the beginning because i step back and give the opportunity for him to step in front

Gregory B.

What if your defender is stronger than you and he’s still defending you aggressively

Frank H.

I've never seen someone stand as crazy still as Brandon does while Steph is talking haha

Barry B.

Love how even though Curry is a guard, he still teaches me the big man moves that I need and the PG moves to expand my game

Yair S.

I have a friend that always guarding me and he is taller than me and very good defender (we are in the same speed, long arms, long legs). he gets a lot of steals from me, im getting unconfident when he guards me and i start playing like trash... any tips angainst this type of defenders?

Christopher L.

Great moves and breakdown. Going to take some practice, but its tough when your defender is a bit faster than you or has more length. Even harder when you're short and trying to drive into the paint where other players are usually taller than you.

Darren

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James A.

I never put the "brush his arm away" move into my dribbling (thinking it's against the rules)... Perhaps Not surprisingly, I had bad handles.

terry D.

Best lesson yet. Really loved the explanation of how to read the defender and creative ways to create space.

Hugo M.

I loved that lesson because before it was harder to create space from my defender.