Flare Screen

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A Flare Screen is a screen set away from the basketball where the player being screened for instead of cutting to the basket fades out to open space on the perimeter. Below are both a diagram of an example of a Flare screen and a clip of one of the best at utilizing the flare, Ray Allen, setting a ball screen and then utilizing a flare screen to get himself open on the weak side. This play from Doc Rivers is a classic example of a screen the screener play utilizing the flare screen.

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Video courtesy of Youtube user Brock B