I've studied the Open Post Offense a lot this summer and it's really starting to grow on me. However, after watching the Lakers throughout the NBA playoffs, I've become intrigued with the idea of the pinch post. So I was just curious if anybody utilizes the pinch post in their 5-Out Offense? If so, how?
Albie, I use the pinch post action out of transition. 5 man runs to block, 1 brings ball down in the Pro Lane (Just outside the lane line), 4 Trails, 2 and 3 run the wings hard. When 1 enters the ball, he makes a shallow cut to the ballside corner, 4 downscreens for 2 to bring him to the top. 4 then posts/slips the screen at the backside elbow, setting up the pinch post action you are looking for. I keep the 5 man opposite when the ball is reversed to the 2. Then we have actions set for screens in the corner, shuffle cut. Hope that helps.
Sorry to resurrect a long dead topic, but I had an idea come to me this morning and wanted to get some thoughts/opinions on it.
Anytime the point passes to the wing and dives, we teach the weak-side wing to fill the top by using a nail, or L-cut. I was wondering if this would also work when we come up from the corner to fill the wing?
For example, the player on the left wing hits the point and dives to the basket. Now, the player in the left corner cuts toward the elbow. If their defender denies the flash, they can dive. If not, they either pop out to the wing or we can pass to them at the elbow and run our pinch post options.
Post by jstnblke41 on Sept 14, 2010 16:02:48 GMT -5
I'm assuming you want the point entry and pass back option the triple post uses with their pinch post?
I think it could work, it might be a real good option if you had a guy your not comfortable handling on the perimeter in the corner. Could give them an opportunity to operate a little closer to the basket plus the Laker play. If you don't get that option what do you plan to do to transition out of it? Use the weak side action the Lakers use where the wing screens for the baseline and jump shot? You could also pass out to the new point man and set a ball screen and get action that way.
If you have the personnel who can and enjoys running it then I think it could work nicely.
I think it could work, it might be a real good option if you had a guy your not comfortable handling on the perimeter in the corner. Could give them an opportunity to operate a little closer to the basket plus the Laker play.
That's exactly my thinking! Plus, I really like all the things you can do off the pinch post.
If you don't get that option what do you plan to do to transition out of it? Use the weak side action the Lakers use where the wing screens for the baseline and jump shot?
That's a great question! Haven't really thought that far ahead to be honest.