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Yes! U can take a step before starting dribbling.but u need u dribble as soon as u move. Bcoz u can use one of ur foot as pivot. Then you can take two steps before a lay up shot.

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Q: Can you take a step while picking up your dribble then take two more steps when shooting a shot or layup?
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Can a player dribble in for a layup and stop under the basket after two steps?

Yes, but he must maintain his pivot foot.

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