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Principals of play
Spacing is possibly the most important offensive principle of play. One aspect of spacing that is often overlooked is how deep the perimeter players should be spaced.
When the ball gets entered into a post player on the low block, the other offensive players should move for two main reasons:
Many teams will have ball-side post players step up the lane on baseline penetration and have a perimeter player follow behind the penetration along the 3pt. line as shown in the first diagram.
Read & React creator, Rick Torbett, says that players attack the basket off the dribble more than anything else and for this reason it is the first "layer" in his Read & React Offence. Are you teaching the other four players where to go when penetration occurs? You should be.
On baseline penetration players at the 45 degree angle on the weak-side should often dive to the basket, particularly if they are not good shooters. Watch this clip of the Toronto Raptors;
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