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    Lakers changing gameplan, going to Princeton Offense

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    LONDON Kobe Bryant has been searching for spacing and freedom and flow on offense, for a way to counter defenses bent on sagging and suffocating him on the floor. Even before the Los Angeles Lakers delivered him point guard Steve Nash, Bryant had raised an idea with coach Mike Brown about the possibility of employing a distant cousin to the triangle the Princeton offense.
    So there was Brown and Bryant in a side room in a Las Vegas gymnasium during Team USA's training camp in early July, listening to Eddie Jordan detail the offense's intricacies, laying out how Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum would benefit with and without the basketball. Here was an old-school Ivy League blueprint daring to be a solution for the Showtime Lakers' issues.
    Jordan happens to be the foremost Princeton authority in the NBA, the heir to architect Pete Carril, and that's an immense part of why the Lakers are moving toward an agreement to hire Jordan as an assistant coach. Jordan sold his vision of the offense to a most willing subject, and ultimately Bryant departed for these Olympics convinced that the Lakers have a sound plan of action for the 2012-13 season.
    Thoughts? From Triangle, to whatever the **** Brown ran, to Princeton. Step up right?

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    Does Mike Brown know what a Princeton offense is? Serious question. As long as Brown is their coach, they will have one of the more inept offensive minds in basketball at the wheel.

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    I think I read that they hired Eddie Johnson as an assistant.

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    Anything is better than that pile of **** they tried last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    Does Mike Brown know what a Princeton offense is? Serious question. As long as Brown is their coach, they will have one of the more inept offensive minds in basketball at the wheel.
    nash will hopefully get to run the show.

    i think that's what is happening here. call it whatever you want, the princeton offense in NJ worked with kidd running the show. it should theoretically also help kobe move away from the hero-ball and get him good open looks with screening action and whatnot. smart if they make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    I think I read that they hired Eddie Johnson as an assistant.
    They did. They basically wasted a season last year with that joke of an offense(if their even was one) that they were trying to run(whatever it was)

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    Its eddie jordan not eddie johnson. Lol
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    Yea that guy

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    Let Kobe and Nash work on the offense, and let Brown work on the defense and you shall have perfect harmony.
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    The Princeton offense as far as I'm concerned is the second best thing for the Lakers outside of the triangle offense. As far as this coming to fruition will depend on how much freedom Mike Brown allows Steve Nash to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austeezy View Post
    Let Kobe and Nash work on the offense, and let Brown work on the defense and you shall have perfect harmony.
    Thissssss

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    Uhh...The Princeton offense requires ball movement, fastbreak basketball and movement without the ball.

    Basically it's for teams like OKC, Miami, Spurs etc. It is not designed for teams with two low post bigs, a wing scorer and a ball dominate PG.

    I do not get this at all. They'd be better off letting Nash do all the work and Kobe come off screens.

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    Nash and Kobe will have all the freedom they want. Brown seems like he would let a star player do anything they want.

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    this should be good. there's no real way for brown to mess this up with Nash and Kobe running the show. it will feel familiar to the guys who were use to the triangle, but at the same time it will give nash a lot of control. i'd be willing to bet that the addition of Nash and the instillation of this offense will result in Bryant getting back to 45%/.550, and Gasol getting back to 53%/.590.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punk View Post
    Uhh...The Princeton offense requires ball movement, fastbreak basketball and movement without the ball.

    Basically it's for teams like OKC, Miami, Spurs etc. It is not designed for teams with two low post bigs, a wing scorer and a ball dominate PG.

    I do not get this at all. They'd be better off letting Nash do all the work and Kobe come off screens.
    Good point, I didnt like it when Adelman took Yao out of the low post. The Lakers have 2 bigs who are at their best in the post. Im sure they will still get their touches but it seems like this is a move made to maximize Kobes efficiency. Which considering how often he shoots, may not be a bad move. I really wonder how all the pieces fit. I was curious to see it before, even moreso now with all the changes. Antawn should thrive tho. Pau has the skill but he was complaining about not getting the ball on the blocks as it was.

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