Nash talking about what to expect tomorrow "I don't know if the offense will be a shining example of the Princeton."
bruddahmanmatt wrote:FWIW, I like the decision to install an offense for us to have something other than straight P&R and Iso to go to during crunch time. It will take time for things to come together and I agree that we need to run the Princeton again and again until it becomes second nature. Once the offense is in place I say back off and let Nash figure out when to follow the game plan and when to freelance because as much as I think having the Princeton in place will be beneficial as the season goes on, the combo of Nash/Dwight, Kobe/Pau, Pau/Dwight etc... is screaming for some heavy P&R action. I think we'll see the team fall back and run more P&R as the season goes on, but I truly believe we need to have a system behind that (especially for the bench) so that we aren't relying on high screens and isos only.
The Rock wrote:
TNT going in on Mike Brown
"I've said it before, I want my accountant from Princeton, but I don't want my offense from Princeton. There's a man taking the ball out of Steve Nash's hand. And Dwight Howard as you see, this really hurts him, if he has to set up, they're going to foul him! You don't want Dwight Howard in the half court set, because teams are just going to foul him coz he ain't a good free throw shooter."
"Mike Brown should nix the Princeton and let Steve Nash push the ball. The best thing that Steve Nash does is push the ball. Why would you not let Steve Nash push the ball?"
Kenny Jet Smith:
"They were 0-8 in the preseason. I was like 'well they're all veterans just trying to get in shape'. But no! That style of play (the Princeton) will keep every team in the game with them. It will come down to Kobe, Nash, or Gasol to make a big shot in the end of the game, and they will squeeze out. But there are certain teams they should beat by 19 or 20 points, but they will never beat them by 19 or 20 points, they will always be in close games when you're shooting the basketball with 8 seconds left in the shot clock, not 12-14."
"The Princeton, again, have never won an NCAA title."
Snakell Beast wrote:Maybe we should move Nash to the bench, and start DJO & Ebanks with Gasol/Kobe/Dwight. That way, we can have a bench of Nash/Meeks/Jamison/MWP/Hill, and we guarantee that Nash and MWP will be fresh come post season.
We also cover the young, inexperienced DJO and Ebanks with our 3 best players...some changes are definitely in order, we looked over matched tonight against an undermanned team who, even with their best two players back is probably a bottom bracket non-contender.
More than anything, though, the Princeton needs to die a quick death. BTW, FWIW, TNT reported that the Princeton WAS MIKE BROWN'S IDEA LAST APRIL/MAY, so no more people thinking that Eddie Jordan is a front office hire to motivate Brown and potentially replace him.
Edit - Also, one thing I noticed during the game is that we always seems like we are getting outcoached by a mile. I haven't really noticed it before tonight, but it seemed Rick Carlisle was always a step or two ahead of Mike Brown in rotations, match-ups and play calls. I don't know if we should fire a coach this early in the season, but I would support that move if the Lakers front office made the move right now.
thisbjgz wrote:No way are we even thinking about bringing Nash to the bench, just no.
It is interesting. Last year you shoulda ran some offense...this year you added Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. Don't overthink it.
Finwë wrote:Also, I think it was pretty clear that last night's loss was MUCH more about defense than O. Sure, the offense needs a lot of work, but our defense straight up SUCKED. I'd like to see some system talk about that end of the floor; we can't afford to lose focus on it just because we're installing a new offensive system. Gotta be able to work on both, or we'll keep losing.
Lakerjones wrote:Thus far, this season's been a complete embarrassment. At some point you have to stop the bleeding. At some point, too, you have to hold the head coach accountable.
gill wrote:Definitely the defense sucked, especially with Dwight still a step too slow and Collison breaking Steve Nash's ankles, any chance he got and Pau getting manhandled. If Brown is still coaching... just focus on the damn defense and let Nash run the floor on the other side.
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