Landry to GSW
they are gonna be really good next year my dark horse team imo.
Princeton Offense For the Lakers?
Last season the Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching staff was anything but a cohesive unit, and the fact that they were trying to install an entirely new offense on the fly didn’t help matters. Lakers head coach Mike Brown’s efforts to teach his team a new offensive game plan was hindered by the lockout-shortened season, and it was threatened to be hindered even further by the departures of assistants Ettore Messina and Quin Snyder, who received coaching offers from CSKA Moscow that were too lucrative to pass on.
According to reports, Brown has found a solution to his offensive problem, as the Lakers will soon add former Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers head coach Eddie Jordan to his staff.
Jordan is a disciple of the Princeton offense, which was developed and perfected at Princeton University by coach Pete Carril. Carril was a long-time assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings and helped Rick Adelman translate the offense to the NBA.
The Princeton offense revolves around constant motion, passing and backdoor cuts, all of which should be familiar to fans of the Kings, Houston Rockets, and now the Minnesota Timberwolves, as Adelman has enjoyed a great deal of success with the offense. Eddie Jordan had less success, though that was due largely to the unreasonable number of injuries he had to deal with as a head coach. Mike Brown believes Jordan is the perfect person to help him implement the same offense in Los Angeles.
HOOPSWORLD’s Eric Pincus says the Lakers have already put a lot of time and thought into how they can go about implementing the Princeton offense, and adding Jordan to the coaching staff may be the final piece to that puzzle.
Looks like Rush is re-signing with Golden State as well.
Also, Nate Robinson to Chicago and Willie Green to the Clippers today as well.
Fascinated by the Princeton offense news. Should work well with Nash, no?
By the end of the season, the Lakers are going to be just like always. schizophrenic offensively, with one offense for Kobe and another for everyone else.
idk, it seems like a stupid offense to run with Nash and Bynum.
Kobe would need to adjust, but it seems like the bigger adjustment will be for those other two.
Nash will be a major upgrade no matter what they run. He will shoot, he'll recognize weaknesses and penetrate, pass. He'll be a fine Princeton player. But this is overkill. They ought to just let Nash run the offense. It seems like they'll be going out of their way to take the ball out of Steve's hands.
Not sure how Bynum fits in.
I suppose it may be just some elements, not like Adelman's offense.
it would be awesome for Gasol though. he could be their best player, if they really go in that direction.
Been reading that Howard could be traded by end of week. http://tracking.si.com/2012/07/29/dw...sct=nba_t2_a10
We can only hope.
Sam Amick: Agent Mark Bartelstein announces Brandon Rush will re- sign w/ Golden State. Deal is for two years, $8 million with player option in 2nd
Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz22DzsQZFb
How many free agents received that are 1 year deals with Player options? It would seem that there are a lot of 1 or 2 year deals for this years crop of free agents. I don't know if this is a good or bad thing that has been a result of the new NBA. A lot of Players are signing at very reasonable shot term contracts.
This guy draws good amounts of fouls in the paint, but actually also has a high FG% conversion rate.
When Hansbrough's midrange game is off (as it seemed to be all of last year), these guys are more similar than it would seem.