Lakers fans may hold Artest in high esteem now for his 2010 NBA Finals' Game 7 heroics and lovable nature, but they also painfully remember Artest trying to figure out the triangle even well into the postseason. They witnessed his questionable shot selection, confusion over where he should move on the floor and transition in becoming a secondary offensive option. Compare that with Blake, and you have the Zen Master praising his understanding, Kobe Bryant crediting his basketball IQ and Blake, himself, sharing his extra off-season work.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Steve Blake Mastering the Triangle Offense
It's early in NBA training camp, but Los Angeles Lakers coaches and players are impressed with Steve Blake's understanding of the triangle offense already. From the LA Times (via Gary Williams' Twitter feed):