If Eddie Jordan is looking for something in the form validation for his role in transitioning the Lakers to the Princeton offense then he shouldn’t look to Charles Barkley. The outspoken TNT analyst is no fan of the system as evident by his opinion on the offense.
“I’ve always said I want my accountants from Princeton, not my offense.”
Thus far the Lakers haven’t looked at all settled in the new system. Part of that is due to the fact Dwight Howard played in his first preseason game just this past Sunday. The other part is the freedom given to Steve Nash.
Mike Brown basically admitted that Nash has the offense in his hands to do as he sees fit. So to Barkley’s point its not as if the Lake Show will be schooling teams in the Princeton set every time down court.
Six games into the NBA’s exhibition season and the Lakers are still winless. If anybody is going to get a finger or ten pointed at them it’s the bench. Nobody is claiming the Princeton offense is the culprit behind the winless and meaningless preseason.
Now if you want an opinion on the offense that might ring with a little more truth then I’ll refer you to Barkley’s TNT counterpart, one Shaquille O’Neal.
“If they’re going to switch offenses, they should go back to the triangle.”