As more and more teams do the math on the game, NBA teams are realizing the math on post-up possessions doesn’t work out.
Therefore, the number of teams utilizing the post-up has steadily declined over the last decade-plus of basketball. According to a study done by The Ringer, the number of teams posting up on at least 10 percent of plays has gone from 22 to just one: the Philadelphia 76ers.
New this year, though, is the number of teams that nearly never post. So far, 18 teams have posted up less than 5 percent of the time, compared with just eight teams in the 2018-19 season.