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Triangle Offense

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rocket River, May 4, 2013.

  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    Phil Jackson lives by it . . .
    Does any other teams use it?
    If not . .why not

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    Opps . . Will Detroit employ it

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  3. warmshizzle

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    They have the personnel for it. Calderon/Munroe/Drummond are a good base to run it
     
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    The Wolves tried it when Rambis was the coach. The Mavs tried it a while back with Jim Cleamons.

    You need a big who can pass and score in the post and perimeter players who can shoot and move without the ball. Not everyone has the personnel to run it, and now the NBA's such a PnR-dominant league anyway.

    You also have to consider that the Lakers and Bulls didn't run the triangle every play. I think more of PJ's success has been predicated on the individual greatness of his players and the fact that most of his championship teams played terrific defense, moreso than the fact that they ran the triangle.
     
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    No other team uses it because it's a lot more complicated than regular offenses and takes a long time to learn.
     
  6. Aleron

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    One thing about the triangle is it's a fairly easily defended offense, but when it comes off, it creates really easy baskets.

    To be useful by any stretch, when it creates nothing, and it often doesn't, it requires a player who can shoot what are typically incredibly low percentage shots at the tail end of the shot clock at well above what should occur, clearly Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are both players who fit that bill.

    Kobe's higher efficiency, especially early in the season was pretty much exclusively from the faster pace D'antoni wanted meaning less poor late shot clock shots falling in his lap, but the obvious problem is like the 49ers in football, you play a dirt low pace on offense, not because your offense needs it, but so that your defense doesn't lose its edge.
     

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