In basketball, transition is the change that occurs between offense and defense (in both directions). Communication is a key in transition. Transition occurs quickly and within the chaos of a game. There are players to locate, spots to get to, and reads to be made. Without communication, breakdowns are inevitable. "Point and Talk" is a phrase used to teach players to communicate while in transition. A player may point to identify where he is going or verbally communicate whom he is guarding (or help a teammate). The physical act of pointing and talking is something that is observeable and therefore can be measured.