If you have a good shooter that is constantly getting down screens from post players, this is a great play to run. It takes advantage of the defense for anticipating the down screen and makes them pay for cheating it. However, the shooter still has the option to read the defense and counter the play if needed. It is a great basketball play to run if you have a good shooter and players that are able to read the defense.
Play Name: Golden State: Cross Screen Rip Screen Basketball Play (14-15)
Similar Plays: Chicago Bulls: Cross Screen Down Screen Basketball Play, Houston Rockets: Ball Screen, Cross Screen Down Screen Basketball Play (10-11), Seffner Christian: Cross Screen Down Screen Basketball Play
Play Goal: Sell that the shooter is going to come off of a down screen action, but instead the shooter is going to set a back screen for the post player.
Play Tips: Make sure that the shooter sets a good cross screen before setting the back screen. Passer needs to make sure that they deliver an on time on target pass to the post player coming off the back screen, the window won’t be open very long. If the shooter counters the play, the screeners on the back side need to make sure that they get into position quickly, and then set great legal screens.