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Coach Mike Brown on Lakers’ Offense with Steve Nash: ‘We’re Gonna Put the Ball in His Hands’ Reviewed by Momizat on . After acquiring two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, there were a lot of questions about how different the offense will be next season with a true point guard in the ba After acquiring two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, there were a lot of questions about how different the offense will be next season with a true point guard in the ba Rating:
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Coach Mike Brown on Lakers’ Offense with Steve Nash: ‘We’re Gonna Put the Ball in His Hands’

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After acquiring two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, there were a lot of questions about how different the offense will be next season with a true point guard in the backcourt running the show.

On Thursday, July 19, Lakers Coach Mike Brown was asked how he’d use Nash in the offense via Mike Trudell of Lakers.com via Twitter:

 

Even though Brown somewhat downplays changes to the Lakers’ offense with Nash as the floor general, there’s no question that the offense will function much different in comparison to last season with the superstar at the point guard position.

Throughout his entire career in the NBA, Nash has been a player that is constantly on the move and always keeping the opposing defense on its heels. As a master of the pick-and-roll, Nash always gets his teammates involved and as a result his team consistently lights up the scoreboard on a nightly basis.

One of the main reasons Nash is a good fit with the Lakers is the fact that he will keep the offense moving. Last season, one of the biggest problems for the Lakers was a stagnant offense. As a result of the offensive struggles, Kobe Bryant had to take over the majority of the time in order to keep the Lakers in the game.

With the addition of Nash, Kobe will be able to get more open shots and won’t have the entire team leaning on his to score 30 to 40 points a night in order to keep up with an opponent. Nash’s presence will also help Pau Gasol get back to form with many pick-and-roll situations in which the Spaniard will thrive. All-Star center Andrew Bynum or Dwight Howard will also benefit from Nash’s presence with plenty of easy buckets close to the basket.

It remains to be seen whether or not Nash is the missing piece to the championship puzzle in Los Angeles, but he definitely brings a new style of team basketball to the Lakers that is desperately needed in order to become a legitimate NBA title contender once again in the Western Conference. The Lakers may continue to struggle against younger teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, but should be much improved regardless.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1383057309 Danny Moore

    if brown thinks for 1 minute that the lakeshow is going to be a half court offense with nash he will be fired before mid season!!! Mr. Brown needs to focus on the defense and let nash and the rest of the lakeshow run the offense… if the lakers do not go to the finals this year then fire mike brown and get a better coach.
       

  • Gregsta

    PLEASE do not f*cking trade Bynum for Howard!!! NO!! That’s gonna be LA’s downfall godamn it!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBUZAMFSAD2XVUEHLPVRZUIGM4 quickster

    Keep Bynum, forget about Dwight and his bad back. The lakers we need a back up shooting guard. Michael Reed or  Randy Foye are available for 1.4 million a season. The lakers might have spent all their money on resigning Jordan Hill. Here’s the bench.

    Jordan Hill Center
    Antoine Jamison PF
    Devin Ebanks SF
    Steve Blake SG
    Darius Morris PG.

    Look, Darius Morris has been balling at the summer league. We need someone to keep up with Westbrooke, I said keep up not better.

    The Lakers have the best starting five in the league. Actually, its an all star starting five. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JPDLIO7UHB3F6S6FCTXJNHMEGA FolkEwe

    Can i just say,
    DWIGHT HOWARD FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!
    Too much red tape. Lets get our Superman!!!!!!

  • Arikc83

    But Nash only plays half the game and no defense he would have been better as coach now it’s Nash and Blake on paper it’s better than sessions not that I rather sessions but I rather Nash and Sessions so we have no defensive point guard and now Blake has to play half the game and we still don’t have a small

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