What is the point of a 2-3 zone?
The two-three zone is often used when one team feels they are at an athletic disadvantage against another team, and, to minimize this disadvantage, they try to mask their lack of athleticism through a team oriented defense, rather than an individually based, man-to-man defense.
Can you play 2 3 zone in the NBA?
Zone defense is not illegal in the NBA, and it hasn’t been since 2001–02. However, teams do not often play zone in games for several reasons. One reason is the defensive three second rule. Players are not allowed to stand in the paint for more than three seconds at a time without leaving the paint.
What are the 3 keys to a zone defense?
Forcing looping passes comes down to ball pressure, defensive positioning, active hands, and rotations. All are important when it comes to forcing the offense to throw a pass over the top of a zone in basketball rather than through it on a straight line.