Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers' Princeton Offense

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Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers' Princeton Offense
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The Los Angeles Lakers haven't escaped the cloud of panic that engulfed the City of Angels after their 0-3 start, though a convincing win over the lowly Detroit Pistons granted them something of a reprieve.

The same can't be said for L.A.'s version of the Princeton offense. Rightly or wrongly (mostly wrongly), the Ivy League scheme (and Mike Brown's decision to implement a version of it) has been the subject of considerable scrutiny among those looking to point fingers just four games into the 2012-13 NBA season.

That's not to say that the Princeton is or isn't a perfect fit for the Lakers' star-studded roster. Like any overdissected sports-related topic of conversation, Pete Carril's brainchild brings with it a lengthy list of pros and cons.

Particularly when the glitziest, most glamorous franchise in basketball gives it a go. With all of this in mind, let's have a look at 10 potential benefits and shortcomings—five of each—of the Princeton offense in Lakerland.

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