We all learn the basic fundamentals of basketball at different ages.
Two of those fundamentals have to be ignored or followed for the putback dunk to take place in today’s NBA. First, someone has to follow the shot. That one is easy.
Harder to remember seemingly for many players is how to box out. Specifically, how to box out by finding a man rather than just turning, watching the shot, and bracing.
Of course, most of the best putback dunks of the 2016-17 NBA season happened when a shooter or trailing man decideed to follow a shot to the basket while at the same time someone else forgot to do their duty in the paint.
Watch the best putback dunks of the 2016-17 NBA season in the video above.