BIGGEST issue with PJax: Can Nash play in the triangle??

Re: BIGGEST issue with PJax: Can Nash play in the triangle??

Postby blinkme28 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:34 am

He's a better shooter than Fisher and we still won 2 rings with an old outdated Fisher. Defenses will always double a penetrating Kobe and Nash will get those open shots. In reality our starters really only played 4 or 5 games together including the preseason. I hope we'll be an above .500 team by the middle of december.
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Re: BIGGEST issue with PJax: Can Nash play in the triangle??

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:00 am

Middle of December?? We better have a winning record at the end of this home stand.
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Re: BIGGEST issue with PJax: Can Nash play in the triangle??

Postby Finwë on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:18 pm

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Phil Jackson's triangle offense would feature pick-and-roll sets http://bit.ly/UhRYfC


One of the persisting concerns about Mike Brown’s Princeton-based offense involved whether it constricted the Lakers’ immense talent.

Among the criticisms: Steve Nash couldn’t run pick-and-roll as much; the Lakers looked more confused on offense trying to understand the various reads and counters; the Lakers started the plays too late in the shot clock.

Even though Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak didn’t criticize the offense directly, he admitted the Lakers’ general confusion and inconsistent improvement played a large part in the team’s 1-4 start and Brown’s ultimate firing.

Should the Lakers hire Phil Jackson in what would be his third head-coaching stint with them, would the players experience a similar learning curve with the triangle offense?

“Are you doubting the Zen Master?” Kobe Bryant asked.


Bryant has a point. Bryant, Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace and Steve Blake have already played for Jackson. World Peace experienced learning curves when the former Ron Artest joined the Lakers in the 2009-10 season, but that amounted more to adjusting his offensive role than knowing the concepts. More importantly, Jackson’s triangle offense features plenty of pick-and-roll sets that would tap into Nash’s playmaking abilitie
Jackson’s triangle offense didn’t require his point guards to handle the ball much. It’s why Derek Fisher’s point guard weaknesses didn’t matter too much within the system. But the offense caterss to specific player skillsets. And when it comes to Nash, he could run pick-and-roll all he wants in the triangle so long as the Lakers have consistent ball movement, spacing and player movement. One element that could make the triangle offense easier for Nash than the Princeton-based offense: he wouldn’t have to decided at the beginning of the play which set would run. The pick-and-roll sets would work within the framework ahead of time.

Meanwhile, Dwight Howard should have no problem picking up on the triangle considering the center spot is considered the easiest position to learn in that system. The Princeton-based offense pulled Howard away from the basket and exposed his poor passing skills. The triangle offense, which is also called the triple-post offense, emphasizes frequently for players to operate in the post and give frontcourt players plenty of touches. That enables the proper spacing and ball movement the system emphasizes.

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Re: BIGGEST issue with PJax: Can Nash play in the triangle??

Postby blinkme28 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:21 pm

tigerjeterkobe wrote:Middle of December?? We better have a winning record at the end of this home stand.


Haha I know what you're saying but new coach new system more adjusting. If for instance Phil goes 1-4 are the Buss' gonna look to fire him too??? Doubt it! They're gonna ride with whoever takes the helm!
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Re: BIGGEST issue with PJax: Can Nash play in the triangle??

Postby vaitimeri on Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:47 pm

Its crossed my mind that Phil' triangle wouldnt play towards Steve Nash' style, but then I remember we are talking about Phil. We have lost our mind if we dont think Phil would take full advantage of every player on his team. BEST COACH IN SPORTS HISTORY
"We're in this together, Phil and me," he said. "I can't imagine looking over there and not seeing him waiting on me." -Kobe
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