The play starts by the point guard passing a guard on the right-wing. The guarded player then goes to opposite elbow area while a pass to the corner is designed to bring the bottom player of the zone out away from the block. After passing to the corner the guard cuts hard looking for a quick give and go and one the point guards catch screens the weak side of the zone bringing the 4 man right into the gut of the zone for a quick pass. After setting a screen the guard will then receive a screen by the post player creating some misdirection and difficulty for the defense.
Gut is designed to take advantage of the bottom two players in a box and one. It is initiated with a pass to the wing player.
The guarded player then cuts to the opposite elbow while the ball side guard passes to corner/Short corner area.
2 man immediately cuts to the hoop looking for a quick give & go and 1 man fills across.
2 player finishes cut and screens weakside box defender bringing 4 player to "gut" of the zone while 1 man takes a misdirection dribble towards top of zone. 5 man then screens in bottom zone defender and 2 comes off baseline screen.
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