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Setting a screen(called a pick) for a teammate with the ball is a play that Stockton and Malone of the Utah Jazz made a living with in the NBA. When you set a pick or screen for someone your stance must be wide, your arms pulled into the chest to brace for contact since the defender will most likely bump into you. When this happens, you have set a good screen. It's the ball handler's job to wait for you to get set, or stand still. Any movement on the screeners part during the pick will be called an offensive foul, and the offense will turn the ball over.