reminded me of this funny thread
players nowadays are different. perimeter players can get to the basket more and picks help that, so it plays to their advantage, same for athletic bigs who can use their athleticism by catching the ball on the move, negating modern players' lack of post game.
watch nash's suns. they ran one of the most enjoyable and effective offenses in a long time based around the pick and roll.
eddie jordan tried to implement a princeton style offense in washington and phila and it didnt really work well, so unless you have great passing bigs like divac and webber, you're probably better off running a lot of pick and roll. its just the most efective play in today's game