Any time you get the ball, and often before you get it, look to your basket. It is astonishing that players need to be told such a thing, yet players fail to do this constantly.
Often there are men free near the basket (Isn’t that where you go when you are free?), but the player with the ball doesn’t look at them. Frequently, a so-called great pass is made, and all it took was someone to look.
There is nothing clever or complicated about this instruction. It is something everyone can do, but very, very few players do it every time.
It can be done every time, so make it a habit. Overdo it in some pickup games if that will help you remember. And then do it in games. Every time.
From Dick’s book Stuff