With this baseline inbounds play, a staggered screen is used to create space for a lob pass to the rim. This play can be used anytime, but might also be an effective out of bounds play when there is no time for a catch and shoot.
When the official hands the basketball to 3, 2 cuts across the lane. 2 and 5 set a staggered screen for 4, who cuts hard to the basket. If open, 3 will throw a lob pass to 4 in front of the rim.
After 4’s cut, 2 pops out to the short corner. If the lob to 4 isn’t available, 3 looks to pass to 2 for the short jump shot.
If neither player is open, 3 hits 1 as a safety valve over the top of the defense.