I'm running it this year. I've got a talented group with guards who are good in the post and it allows them to get in there nicely. I like offenses with interchangeable positions...so I am not limited with who I put in the game by what "positions" they know. I like the spacing created by eliminating the downscreen from the flex action. Gives you room for penetration. We also get a lot of nice looks by immediately taking the reversal pass and swinging it to the wing. Get alot of nice drive opportunities before the helpside gets there. Also find that flex cutter a lot from the wing. When you are constantly getting layups from that cut it makes you look like a coaching genius too lol!!! Just kidding about that. Other advantages are it's easy to teach read & react type movements off of penetration. I really really like it.
There was a .pdf file somewhere on the internet but recent google searches haven't allowed me to find it.
Post by Bounce 2 excell on Jan 7, 2011 16:23:37 GMT -5
Joec22 you would be correct thats the spots flex offense and pshabi you are correct you can add the read/react principals to this offense. This is the offense that I am running now which is forcing teams to have to play me zone or sagging man to man. I have recently added the ball screen and dribble handoff to my offense.
Post by Bounce 2 excell on Jan 10, 2011 7:23:07 GMT -5
Joec22 I add the ball screen using the top two in the slot or the slot player and wing player. I only run the pic/roll to the weakside away from the power triangle. I run these as set plays that I call from the bench. I have my slot player call for the screen from the other slot then roll screener to the basket the guard has option of hitting the roll man, going to the basket, pull up for a shot or kick to opposite wing in the corner for a shot. I also run the dribble hand off from slot to wing but I will run them to both sides. If we run it to the power side I tell the post player on that side to go opposite the ball. On the dribble hand off if its a guard forward combination we run pic/roll. If its guard/guard or guard/wing we run pic/pop, pic/roll or fake handoffs. If I had some shooters we probably would get more from these set because the teams I play know we are looking for the drive or the roll. hope this helps.
. I only run the pic/roll to the weakside away from the power triangle. I run these as set plays that I call from the bench. I have my slot player call for the screen from the other slot then roll screener to the basket the guard has option of hitting the roll man, going to the basket, pull up for a shot or kick to opposite wing in the corner for a shot.
I like it....but you obv have to pop someone to the vacated slot for reversal to keep the continuity. Do you pop the post or flash the wing?
Post by Bounce 2 excell on Jan 11, 2011 7:18:10 GMT -5
Coach pshabi I use read/react concepts so the power triangle wing would circle and the power triangle post player would fill out to the perimeter. Those players now form the weakside and I also tell my players on the weakside count to 2 if don't receive a reverse pass run a weakside exchange(princeton concept). I do this because I always want to keep my players moving. hope this helps.
Post by Bounce 2 excell on Jan 13, 2011 7:42:17 GMT -5
Coach Bombay If the ball is on the wing on the power triangle side I do a few things. The first option is can he pass the ball to the opposite side of the court so we can run the flex cut with him. My next option is if he passes back to the slot player on the triangle side we look for a top feed and if its one of my drive and kick guy can he get to the rack. If not I just started having my wing down screen for player in the post. The other option I was running is have the wing dribble at the slot to have him basket cut and fill out to the wing just doing a weakside exchange with the dribble. hope this helps
Post by GordonBombay on Jan 13, 2011 13:31:45 GMT -5
Nice thank you. Your posts have been very helpful. I really like the way that you have molded the R&R to your own purposes.
I know that you said that teams have begun to use sagging m2m against you, do you have any adjustments for that? I was watching Mark Few's Flex DVD last night and he uses a pin screen against sagging defense.
Post by Bounce 2 excell on Jan 14, 2011 8:34:51 GMT -5
Coach Bombay several coaches on this site have given me ideas to deal with sagging defenses. For right now I am using pass/screen away on the weakside. I have the slot pass to wing and screen the opposite wings man in the sagg but i have the opposite slot cut off his but then we have then the opposite wing cuts. Dr. D calls this double cutter. It works well when my players execute it but they forget to run it so I will have to start calling it from the bench. If I had shooters I would run a lot of pin screens. The other option I do have my players throw the skip and have the post player go from block to block and keep having them run the weakside exhange. The problem I am having with this action is the player on the wing cuts to the in side but is for getting to cut to the elbow before he pops to the top. If his man doesn't move he will be able to get the ball there for a shot. If his man meets him at the elbow he will back door. I also have my post that are on the wing try and pin their man before they pop to the top. I am going to stick with the double cutter action for sagging man to man and call it another name. I hope this helps.