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You want to see more scoring take away the ability for a help side defender to slide in and take a charge. That play has killed college offense and I think it has got worse since they installed the horseshoe under the goal. The officials call it a charge 90% of the time and 90% of the time it is wrong. I bet scoring would go up 15 points per game if this change was made.
Need to move the defender out of the paint too. Having several guys camped out in the paint is boring.
That's the illegal defense rule in NBA. Would help out a lot too.
there is no longer an illegal defense rule in the nba (changed in 01-02), there is a three second rule for the defense when not closely guarding a player.
This post was edited by chefrossi 13 months ago
Or you could play under control, come to a jump stop, and hit a 5 foot shot off the board.....but why worry about fundamentals when you can just make a rules change, huh?
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What I was talking about. Thanks for the correction.
I am talking about the play where the offensive player has already started his assent to the goal and the help defender just slides under.
I am too. If you take a jump stop and go straight up, you can't commit a charge.
I'm in total disagreement here. Not attacking your thought process, though. The original intent was player control. An established defender couldn't be run over. But for a guy to attack the rim with an open path, and then that path close while he's in the air goes against fundamental basketball, IMO. I think it's a charge if the defender is set before the player leaves his feet, but otherwise, the defender is just making up for being out of position and being rewarded for it.
I think it was CM Newton who recently said he thought we should go to the international lane. Might have been in one of Chris' articles or something. I think I agree with this.
College basketball doesn't need a 35 second shot clock. It needs to drop to 30 or better yet 25 seconds.
Also, no one shoots short jumpers anymore. It is either a long three pointer or a layup or dunk attempt. Most of the charging fouls that are called are usually bad calls. On the other hand, most of the charging calls come from a kid that is out of control and rather than shoot a short jump shot barrels to the bucket with reckless abandon. Taking charges has become such a huge part of the game because fundamentals are not being taught anymore.
Exactly. Thank you. I think this has made players hesitant to make as many moves to the goal recently too.
Then that is a defense foul...it is a judgement call and it should be because of how the player attacks the basket..if it is out of control then it will be called a charge many times. This is the same as a pitch being called a strike on the outside part of the plate..if the pitcher is consistently hitting the spot the umpire will give the call..if the guy driving the lane has body control and the defensive guy is clearly not in position by the time contact is made then it should be a no call or a blocking foul depending on the amount of contact. If the guy is out of control and bulldozing his way to the rim he will get an offensive charge called. They do get the calls right most of the time, its the ticky tack fouls that get called on one side of the floor that kill me. But hey let me trip Levi Randolph and pick up the ball and dunk it...sorry but there is no way you cannot call a tripping foul when a guy turns around and is "just tangeled up" with they guy who has full possession of the ball and give it a no call. He didnt do it on purpose but it is the same as running into a guy with possession after they stop and you dont...there is way to much inconsistence with the fouls away from the ball and the ticky tack fouls while going up for a layup on the fast break. If a guy hits the arm or pushing against the body in any way then ok...but Randolph got one called on him for touching the dudes shirt while running by him, yet on the other end it doesnt get called when Releford was grabbed by his jersey. And moving screens get worse as the games go along because they are not called...like the announcer said Florida wins because of how they cut off screes...you let them set moving ones all game then of course they can win with them.
Bring back the Scottie Pippen Bank Shot
Totally agree. It is a garbage call that bails out the defense. My biggest gripe is when a smaller player (pg like Releford) goes to rim and a bigger player (pf like Patrick Young of Florida) takes a charge. If its a pg vs a pf or center it should be an automatic blocking foul because that bigger player should block the shot or move.
Doing this would take a lot of the judgment from the refs. The charging call is killing the NBA and college ball.
IMO, the rule change that would improve the quality of play the most is to do away with the one and done. Require players to stay 3 years like football and baseball. The talent pool is so down due to the "Calipari theory" reload annully. This would be better play, better or the kids, to often they miss out on NBA and college too.
Obviously, but the NBA won't allow it.
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