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Old 11-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #170
tricky
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I think D'Antoni will introduce a up tempo game, but nothing close to Phoenix. The Lakers age and size makes them a big liability on transition defense, and that probably won't change regardless of how Nate schemes.

More likely, D'Antoni will set up a flex offense, something like what Jerry Sloan did in Utah. Both Kobe and Steve can handle the ball. Both Pau and Dwight can set up screens. Unlike the old Phoenix teams, Lakers don't have a stretch 3 or a true stretch 4. They may end up trading Metta or Pau to get that guy.

Kobe and a 70% there Dwight were scoring at career efficiency under the Princeton. They may get better numbers on D'Antoni's offense.
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