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Old 10-29-2010, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What if the triangle had a great PG?

I was thinking about this. What would be different? It's often said you don't NEED one, but what if you had one?
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What if the triangle had a great PG?

he'd be under-utilized? it really depends on what kind of great PG we're talking about - Magic Johnson in the triple post could probably thrive - Jon Stockton on the other hand would be wasted
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What if the triangle had a great PG?

If PG was one of our stronger positions, you would just see the triangle revolve around them more. The PG would be running off the screen by the man in the pinch post (very high post) instead of the SG or SF that does it currently. He would be passing from the heart of the defense instead of the perimeter, and hopefully draining mid range shots when open.

The triangle gets penetration through passing, instead of one quick guard breaking off his man. It also aims to have everyone engaged in every play, and to have most players touch the ball, instead of the PG dominated drive and kick you see on a lot of other teams. So just because a greta PG is not needed in the triangle, doesnt mean that the triangle wouldnt work for a team with a great PG.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What if the triangle had a great PG?

It would definiatly alter our offense and unless we're talking about a superstar type player I can't see them thriving. Obviously having Deron Williams or Chris Paul would make us a (much) better team, but it wouldn't be the 20/10 players that we've become accustomed to watching.

Then again, if we did get a hold of that kind of falicitator we would most likely stop running the triangle all toghether and run an offense that would benefit our new found playmakers.
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Re: What if the triangle had a great PG?

Am I tripping or do I remember on Hoopshype reading about Phil or someone saying how you guys don't even run that many triangle plays anymore.
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Am I tripping or do I remember on Hoopshype reading about Phil or someone saying how you guys don't even run that many triangle plays anymore.
Exactly. We don't run it every time down the court or even close to that often. But I think people worry too much about players being "triangle fits" anyways.

And of course a great point guard could work. I don't understand why people think it is a bad thing to have somebody who could take the pressure off Kobe and set him up for easy baskets.
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Re: What if the triangle had a great PG?

Having a great PG on our team would only make us that much more versatile in terms of the way we can attack other teams offensively.
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Re: What if the triangle had a great PG?

...so. Will we see it?
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Re: What if the triangle had a great PG?

If the triangle offense would be run full-time then Nash would definitely still be restricted as the ball wouldn't always be in his hands.
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