Keys to the Wolf Den: Triangle and Run-N-Gun Offense Evaluation

January 8th, 2010 by Matthew Hayden Leave a reply »
When it comes to certain topics, I choose not to dive into numbers and statistics, and just let the game speak for itself.

Watching the Golden State game, I've come to truly appreciate the triangle offense, and it satisfies me that the Wolves have a half-court offense that can be effective. In fact, I would like to say it's better than the Wolves running pick and rolls at this point.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are being coached by Kurt Rambis, a head coach known for his defensive schemes and running the triangle under "Zen Master" Phil Jackson, coach of the NBA defending champions the Los Angeles Lakers.

In my personal perspective, the reason why the Wolves run the triangle is because they simply don't have the talent to "put it all on the floor."

Making cuts, setting screens, moving the ball, and taking what the defense gives you basically sums up the triangle offense and it requires a lot of reads from the defense. More often then not, it gets the Wolves a high quality shot, the problem is simply turnovers and efficiency.

The Wolves currently run a triangle offense that includes Jonny Flynn, Ramon Sessions, Kevin Love, A ...

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