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Horns
Flex


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Out of a horns set, the point guard passes to 4 or 5 then cuts weakside or strongside to set a flex (or other) screen.

1) Toronto Raptors

a)

See YouTube video - Raptors Horns Flex Uphill DHO.

1 passes to 4 and cuts outside 5 to the strongside, screening for 2.

Variation - 1 slips the screen for 2 (crossing action).


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2
4 passes to 5, 2 flex cuts, 4 downscreens for 1 (or just turns to screen), 1 gets a dribble hand-off from 5.

1 can fade the downscreen for a pass from 5.

See Horns 45 Argentina flex, also Zagreb, Roma, Offence - Russia.

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3
b)

1 passes and cuts weakside to screen for 3, who uses the screen, 1 uses 5's downscreen, 4 makes a dribble hand-off to 1.

See YouTube video - Horns flex.

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4
2) OKC

1 cuts strongside, 3 flex cuts, 5 keeps the ball, makes a dribble-handoff to 1, 4 downscreens for 2 on the weakside.

LA Clippers - 5 passes to 1 and follows to ballscreen.

See YouTube videos - Horns flex, Clippers Horns flex.


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5
3) Golden State Warriors

See YouTube video - How the Warriors run Horns.

4 screens for 5, exchanging positions.

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6
a)

1 passes and cuts weakside to screen for 3, 5 downscreens for 1, who looks for 5 posting if 4 passes to 1.

Coach Nick - variation - 1 backscreens for 5 then pops out.

See YouTube video - How 2012-13 NBA teams use Horns.

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3 can use 5's downscreen, then 1 uses it too.

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b)

1 passes and cuts strongside, 2 flex cuts then screens for 3, who can reject it and cut up.

4 keeps the ball, so 5 can downscreen, shown.

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c) Elevator

1 screens for 2 then pops out for a pass, 4 and 5 elevator screen for 3 (Klay Thompson).

Coach Nick - 1 passes to 5, 2 curls 1's screen.

See YouTube video - How NBA teams runs Horns.
 
See Horns 1 Spain.

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d) Stagger screen

1 and 4 stagger screen.

Coach Nick - 1 cuts outside 4 to set the first screen.

See Horns - 45 Cantu, Offence - Rhondorf 1-4.up



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