The 3-Man Weave is a basketball drill that is a centerpiece in many coaches’ practices. Coaches often use it to emphasize passing skills, conditioning, teamwork,…
The game slows down when we get the ball into the low post.It is one of two times that we emphasize jabs and fakes. The other time is in a ball screen. In a ball screen the game slows down to allow the offensive ballhandler time to set up their defender. This helps the ballhandler to get to the shoulder of the screen. This creates better, and more effective decision making opportunities. In the post the game slows down to allow the offensive match-up to play and read out of one-on-one. https://youtu.be/TkDo_0xjFJk
The goal of any offensive player who dribbles is to score, or if they can't score, to draw help.This is no different in the low post. In fact it is easier in the post because the dribble happens closer to the basket. If the defense wants to help then the defender's must commit more to stop the scoring opportunity. Proper offensive spacing around the low post makes the defensive coverage even more challenging. https://youtu.be/9-m4pyYa9ow
Your best post match-ups are rarely your biggest player. Don't position your players based on size.
Ideally we want possession of the ball and deep positioning in the low post but if given a choice we want possession over position.
Our goal is to get the ball into a low post match-up to force our opponent to react.
Don't complicate getting the ball into the low post.