Explain One Play: Jordan Poole bombs away in the new faster HORNS set

Faster plays for faster improvisation

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In Preseason 2021-22, the Warriors introduced a faster, simpler version of the HORNS sets they ran last year. I like how it is way faster than the old HORNS play. And it's simpler too. And it gives you time to get into lots of different options when you have smaller, simpler pieces and it's easier to improvise and read and react because there's more time to do that. And then there's just fewer things to go wrong.

I think last year Kerr was feeling like players like Oubre and Wiseman and Wiggins needed more structure in the plays. So they really needed to have set places and know exactly what they were doing.

But this season you can see that Kerr feels that GSW has a lot of vets who can make fast reads and we're going to go fast and when actions don't work, you go into secondary actions, go into third actions and we're just going to keep on hitting the defense until the defense cracks.

We’ll compare and contrast the old HORNS sets from the 2020-21 season with the new HORNS set debuted in the POR-GSW game on 2021.10.04.

Co-starring Steph Curry, Draymond Green, James Wiseman, Kelly Oubre, Damion Lee, Brad Wanamaker, Andrew Wiggins, Andre Iguodala, Avery Bradley, Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr and this preseason’s breakout hit, Jordan Poole.

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