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Old 07-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lakers switching to Princeton Offense in '12-'13

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Originally Posted by D-Rose
Kobe Bryant goes back to school: Lakers switching to Princeton offense

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This is the 2nd thread on this. I understand with what Kobe wants to do and agree with his reasoning however trying to run a pure Princeton offense in the NBA is a really dumb idea.....it's the wrong offense to accomplish his ultimate stated goal......why? See the other thread on this. Bynum can't pass and it is a terrible idea to have Pau and Bynum running around on the perimeter, I would never have Pau farther away than 18 feet....nor Bynum, whatever gain you get in points would be lost from fatigue and loss of rebounding.
All that being said, a smart coach could design a hybrid of elements of the Princeton offense and keep the Bigs within rebounding range/shooting range.....this also shortens the standard time to run the offense.
I'm really not a big Eddie Jordan guy but will have to see what adjustments he would make before I completely bash this.
BTW, Kobe's High School Coach Gregg Downer runs one of the best Princeton based systems I've seen, he's a very sharp guy.
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