Ron Artest’s Struggles With the Triangle

by January 28, 2010

Phil Jackson expresses what just about any Lakers fan could’ve told you at this point in the season: “Phil Jackson said after the victory in Indiana that Artest did well on defense against Danny Granger but remains an offensive struggle. Artest shot 1 for 6 from the field with one assist and one turnover in 24 minutes. Jackson said Artest isn’t getting it ‘as quickly as I’d like. Everything he’s trying to do is kind of forcing the action,’ Jackson said. Artest again sat out the entire fourth quarter in favor of Shannon Brown, who isn’t yet up to being the triangle facilitator but still is far ahead of Artest in understanding the offense.”