Point guard Chris Duhon played for Coach Mike D'Antoni in New York with the Knicks. He has firsthand experience in D'Antoni's system, which he says is far more complex than what the Lakers were able to run against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
"What you've seen out there is nothing close to what eventually will happen," said Duhon. "It takes time. It's a timing thing. It's an offense where once everyone understands it, there's no play calls."
It's easy to think back to the Steve Nash-led Suns squad of athletes, pouring in shots from all over the floor in high volume.
"Everyone thinks that it's just up and down, up and down, but there's actually a certain tempo that you need to run with it," said Duhon. "Guys need to get in shape for it. We're in a certain shape to obviously play defense, but our initial offense was kind of a Princeton offense, pound it inside, make space and make shots."