In the 2 3 motion, the perimeter players split the court and operate up and down the sidelines (green shaded areas) and the post players work inside (blue areas).|
The 2 perimeter players essentially work independently. Where they go affects the defense's coverage of the post players. Since their defenders will follow, as the perimeter players move can open post lanes, limit post help and will free perimeter shooters for shots. They do not screen and they do not make basket cuts. Essentially, their job is to stay out of the way of the post players.
You will also notice that there is no perimeter spot on the top of the key. Perimeter players must stay on the sidelines to create effective spacing. The post player at the top of the key can step out and is used for ball reversal.
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