Lakers Offseason: Breaking Down LA’s Offensive Struggles

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Since the departure of Phil Jackson and the Triangle offense, the Lakers as a whole have fallen on tough times. The irony lies in the fact that the Lakers fired Mike Brown, a Princeton Offense connoisseur, only to hire Byron Scott, who possesses similar coaching values.

Though you have probably heard the term “Princeton Offense” tossed around on Lakers’ broadcasts before, I doubt even the most avid of fans know exactly what it entails. Broken down to it’s simplest form, the Princeton is a motion offense that is relatively basic compared to say the Triangle which seems to have an infinite number of options.

If run correctly the Princeton yields great results — Jason Kidd proved this with Byron Scott as his coach years ago on the Nets — so what’s wrong with the Lakers’ version of it?

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