Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing Metta World Peace’s Role in the Princeton Offense

October 5th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
It's easy to forget that the Los Angeles Lakers still have five players in their starting lineup.

If there were one team in this league that could pull off a four-on-five victory, this is it.

But it would be a mistake to sell Metta World Peace short, and an even bigger mistake to ignore what he'll mean to the Lakers' re-tooled offense. To hear assistant coach (and Princeton offense mastermind) Eddie Jordan explain it, the 32-year-old could quietly serve as one of the system's most valuable contributors (via Lakers' reporter Mike Trudell):

"Metta World Peace is the prototypical forward in this offense. He can make perimeter shots, he’s a slasher, he’s a willing passer and he can post up. And when he’s doing that action, maybe Kobe or Steve is getting a flare. Maybe Dwight’s rolling in on the other box. All the misdirection in the offense is supposed to benefit there. He’s tailor made more than anybody there is on the team."

That's high praise from a guy who would know what kind of forwards are built for the Princeton offense.

It's also good news for anyone worried that World Peace has be ...

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