Steve Nash Running ‘Stress-Free Offense’?
For those who think (Steve) Nash’s mind and creativity will be muted with the Lakers, consider that (coach Mike) Brown said before the game that Nash can determine whatever he wants to run every time down the floor by where he goes and where he moves the ball. (For sure, though, the opposing defense will dictate to Nash — which is sort of the point of what Brown is promoting to his players as “a stress-free offense” dependent on proper reading and reacting.)
“Hopefully by December or January,” Brown said, “it will look very, very pretty.”
You’d better believe Nash is on a crusade for that — and it to be very, very effective.
Even though most of the offense isn’t in yet, Nash made things so pretty in the debut Sunday that (Kobe) Bryant said: “It was natural. Just real natural. Real easy” and so effective that Brown said of rookie last-pick-in-the-draft center Robert Sacre: “He made Sacre look like he was in his third year in the league.”