Originally Posted by L.A. Chieffan
That's not the triangle that's the Princeton which we just got rid of
The Triangle takes many of the same principles of the Princeton and actually develops them.
The Tri is an evolutionary Princeton concept. It's what the Princeton should
be but isn't (because slow, unathletic, part-time athletes were the guys that used it in the past).
It's a watered down triangle, so to speak. When you take the best athletes in the world, with nothing but basketball to do all day and have them run the Princeton, it's giving Wolfgang Puck the task of grilling hot dogs.
The Triangle, on the other hand, is a Filet. It can absolutely utilize the PG position if you have guys that believe in it. The Lakers didn't believe in the Princeton system because it was a massive step back for the holdovers. Moreover, it's easily diagnosed and defended. I'm not even convinced that the Lakers 'didn't get it'; I think it's just too easy a system for this level and it was exposed as such.