The New Orleans Pelicans can follow the Miami Heat's defensive strategy in 2021 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
To be a better defensive team in 2021, the New Orleans Pelicans should use more zone defense like the Miami Heat
After watching the Miami Heat go up 2-0 on the Boston Celtics in the 2020 NBA Playoffs, we’re officially witnessing a defensive revolution in the NBA that the New Orleans Pelicans need to follow. The rise of zone defenses.
The Miami Heat are flummoxing teams with their 2-3 zone defense following the trend of zone usage that started in the 2019 NBA Finals by Raptors head coach Nick Nurse.