The former Knicks point guard said in a tweet that he "couldn't grow in an offense [he] wasn't comfortable in" (July 27).
The comment was in response to Phil Jackson's criticism back in February.
"Unfortunately, Shane hasn't grown since the start of the season," Jackson said of his former point guard last season.
I think most who watch basketball will agree that the triangle is an arcane system; a product of an era long gone and not nearly as effective without Michael Jordan running it. But Jackson is doubling down on his offense and throwing his former players under the bus at the same time. There's definitely more to Larkin than he showed in New York last year. The question is: how much? He's certainly going to get a chance to prove that it was the triangle holding him back, and not the other way around. If he can, Brooklyn stands to gain what the Knicks lost.