Clippers plan to run interesting brand-new offensive sets for Kawhi Leonard
The LA Clippers’ offense sputtered down the stretch last season due to a lack of imagination, and brand-new coach Tyronn Lue is now preparing to attend to that.
Lue informed press reporters Sunday that the group will use some triangle offense sets this season for Kawhi Leonard, mentioning his ability to run in the pinch-post location. Lue included that Leonard has actually expressed a desire to run the triangle.
” We have put in 2 or three sets of the triangle and let Kawhi play in those areas where Kobe [Bryant] and [Michael] Jordan played in those areas too,” said Lue, per Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. “He loves those 2 gamers and he truly respects and looks up to those men. So, we simply attempt to put him in position. I was able to play with both those guys and I also played in the triangle, so just attempting to teach him that too … teach our group too.”
As Lue pointed to, the coach is very well-acquainted with the triangle offense. He was colleagues with Bryant on the Los Angeles Lakers under triangle sage Phil Jackson, winning two champions in their three seasons together. Lue was later teammates with Jordan on the Washington Wizards as well.
While the triangle has actually headed out of style in today’s NBA, it is a great way to alleviate the lack of a real playmaking point guard by starting actions out of the pinch post with a huge wing who can hit the midrange jump shot. The Clippers fit that billing with Leonard as their main offensive weapon and a lack of true point guards on the roster. Ideally they do a much better task of running the triangle than the last team who tried however.