Last night I had about 31 dunks on some guy pressing me full court. 31!! That’s 62 points plus 3-4 and-1s. Lol.
That’s not isolated.
Since this new season began, about 90-95% of my games on PS4 are against peeps pressing me full court. And I end up with 20-25+ dunks/game plus the easy win.
Is everybody just braindead now. Never seen pressing this rampant.
And none that I recall have an actual strategy. ZERO! (0-for-30ish this season)
- Try to steal the inbounds – my wing has a free path to the rim or a big breaks free for a football pass dunk
- Hang back with their center in the paint and wait – my center is open for a transition 3
- Hover in mid court with center – my ball handler drives past center for dunk or kickout to corner if help comes
That’s basically every possession of every MTU game I play right now. What’s incredible is they stick with the press even as I break it and dunk and dunk over and over again on them. Only a couple saw this and actually stopped pressing. Lol.
Usually these teams are way better than mine, too. I’m running one Opal (Westbrick, only to use v the press) with PDs and a Ds. And these all Opal teams with AD, Kawhi, T-Mac plus the dentist, etc, would absolutely be an nightmare in half court but in full court it’s a breeze.
I’ll run full/half court sometimes just to throw them off their 5-out flow. That’s mine. But I don’t understand why so many are employing this strategy when it’s so much better with these jacked cards to play half court against someone like me who can’t really dribble and can’t screen cheese (I just run plays and picks).
I get that in a way you trade 2s for 3s, but on offense you have to hit your 3s because I’m missing maybe 8 shots/game.
I guess maybe they think I’ll run 5-out or call plays (they don’t know that for sure b/c they are pressing from the tip).
Or I guess half court D is too tough.
I dunno. I know Ty and Splash do it and the rest of the comp scene, so it’s a copycat game, but they often do it with a purpose, with aggression. Not the guys I play. Set, forget and hope.
I guess I’m okay with it since I’m 8-1 in the diamond league, but it gets monotonous to just dunk, dunk, dunk over and over again. Maybe I’m just especially talented at breaking it…dunno. Lol.
So for those that do press (and clearly many, many do), why do you do it? What triggers it? When do you do it?