The Post Pass – Laker Cut Layer is the second true interaction between perimeter players and post players. The first was the incorporation of Post Slides. The post slides applied to cutters in the previous sections. They apply to permanent post players as well.
The Post Passing layer applies to both cutters and permanent posts. However, we introduce it now for two reasons. Usually a pass to a cutter is probably going to end up in a shot attempt. While it’s still important for the passer to react, the importance has more to do with rebounding than it does for offensive continuity.
The Post Passing layer falls right in line with the other passing actions. Passing into the post is no different from passing to a player on the perimeter. Just like with passing actions, when a player passes to the post, they must cut to the basket. The only difference in passing to a post player is that the player may not be able to cut directly to the basket. The player who catches the ball in the post could very easily be on the line from the passer to the basket. In any case, the player who passed to the player in the post must cut away from the player with the ball and to the basket. If the post receiver is high, the passer should cut low and visa versa. If the post receiver is in the mid post, the offensive player can cut either way.
Simply speaking, they should cut where they feel they have the best chance at being open. If they do not receive the ball, they just fill out to the perimeter. The other players around them fill the open spots. The player with the ball can make a move to the basket or kick out to the perimeter.