L.A. trades triangle for pick-and-roll
But it collapsed under the weight of its own requirements.
"The triangle is no longer a valid offense," a Western Conference scout said of Phil Jackson's famous offense. "To run it, you've got to have players who are able to make reads and make passes, and today's players are not intelligent enough to do it. Their basketball IQs are not high enough, and their skills are not developed enough, and you need five guys to do it."
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