1. Screen Away – The player at the top of the key passes to a wing. The passer then sets a screen in the opposite direction (away from the ball) for the weak-side wing to cut to the ball.
2. Down Screen – The wing passes to the top of the key. The wing player then sets a screen for the strong-side post player to cut to the perimeter.
3. Back Screen – The wing passes to the top of the key. The post player then sets a screen for the wing player to cut to the basket.
4. Zipper Screen – The ball is dribbled from the top of the key toward the wing. The wing player cuts to the block then cuts straight up the lane off a screen from the high post for a perimeter shot.
5. UCLA Screen – The ball is passed to the wing. The high post sets a screen for the player at the top of the key to cut to the basket.
6. Flare Screen – The ball is passed to the wing. The player at the top of the key uses a screen from the high post to cut away from the ball for a perimeter shot. The weak-side wing can also set a flare screen for the player at the top of the key.
7. Stagger Screen – A stagger screen occurs when two screens are set at different angles to allow the cutter to rub the defender off of one or both of the screens. Often a low post player sets the first screen as the cutter comes out of the lane. A second screen is set by a perimeter player at a different angle to free the cutter for a shot.
8. Bump Screen – This occurs when two players have set a stagger screen.
The bottom player in the stagger screens for the top player in the stagger to cut to the corner for a perimeter shot.
9. Curl Screen – This is another option from the stagger screen. The shooter cuts all the way around both screens and continues to the basket.
The bottom man in the stagger follows the shooter and curls around a screen set by the top man in the stagger.
10. Corner Pin – The ball is at the top of the key. The wing sets a flat angle screen along the baseline for the shooter to cut to the corner for a perimeter shot.
11. Double Screen – Two players come together shoulder-to-shoulder at the block to set a double screen for the shooter to cut to the perimeter for a shot.
12. New York Screen – The ball is at the top of the key. The wing cuts toward the basket while the post player steps off the lane to set screen for the shooter to cut over the top toward the ball.
13. Flex Screen – The low post player moves off the block toward the player in the corner to set a back screen. The cutter from the corner goes below the screen looking for the ball as they cut to the basket.
14. Post Down Screen – The high post sets a screen for the weak-side low post player to cut to the elbow. The screener shapes up in the lane and looks for the ball.
15. Post Back Screen – The low post from the weak-side sets a screen for the high post to cut to the opposite side of the basket.
16. Iverson Screen – The Philadelphia 76ers used to run this for Allen Iverson. Two low post players set a screen for the shooter to cut corner-to-corner for a perimeter shot.
17. Floppy Screen – The shooter dives to the basket and hesitates under the rim. Two players set a double screen on one side of the lane, while one player sets a single down screen on the other side. The shooter may decide to cut to the perimeter off of either screen.
Each time a player cuts off a screen, they are presented with three options depending on how the defense is playing. I leave it up to the players to determine which of these options they should use.
1. Slash Cut to the Wing
2. Curl Cut to the Basket
3. Fade Cut away from the ball.