Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:23 PM
I wish there would be a rule change on this. It's really not good for basketball fans to pay money to go watch the worst free throw shooters go to the line many times in a row.
The change to the rule that I have always thought would be fair is that regardless of who is fouled, whoever has the ball in his hands should be the one shooting the free throws, not the player off the ball.
Just my opinion. I don't care about Dwight missing, I just hate that this strategy is allowed because it sucks the excitement out of the game.
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:34 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:36 PM
Edited by The Hound, December 02, 2012 - 08:37 PM.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:52 PM
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:55 PM
Edited by Tensai, December 02, 2012 - 08:56 PM.
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:58 PM
Like the poster said above, if Stern is going to fine the Spurs for sitting starters, this type of crap should not be allowed either.
It is about winning and players need to step up, but it seems too bush-league for me.
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:59 PM
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:08 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:12 PM
The lakers have the most expensive tickets in basketball. if Stern really cares, it should be addressed. What intrigues me is that Mitch Kupchak is part of the NBA's rules committee. I wouldn't be surprised for him to push for a tweak in the system if this continues. Maybe have the player who is holding the basketball shoot the free throws? Or have the team decides who?
David Stern. Fine the Magic. Fans did not see what they came for. $500k fine.
Edited by Gotrings?, December 02, 2012 - 09:13 PM.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:15 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:22 PM
It's really not good for basketball fans to pay money to go watch the worst free throw shooters go to the line many times in a row.
Just from that standpoint, David Stern is a hypocrite. Was that not one of his premises for fining Gregg Popovich? Fans come to pay good money and Popovich sits star players?
In this same aspect, hacking a star who can not shoot freethrows essentially takes him out of the game and takes away from what the fans came to see. David Stern, if you are going to make decisions and fine coaches based off of certain philosophies, you must apply the philosophy throughout all aspects of the game.
It was mentioned in another thread by someone that a rule change could be that a player can defer to another player on their team to shoot the free throw. This would not be a good rule change to just simply add that, as it would immediately affect a lot of teams. To balance this rule, perhaps a player can choose to defer to another player to shoot their free throws, at the cost of 1 less free throw.
E.g. Dwight fouled for 2 shots, defers to Kobe for 1 free throw only, Lakers get 1 free throw only for that foul.
E.g. World Peace fouled for 3 shots, defers to Kobe for 2 free throws only. Lakers get 2 free throws only for that three point foul.
"Hack-a-shaq" is a strategy to this game. In turn, there should be an ability to counteract this "Hack-a-shaq" with another strategy.
Maybe have the player who is holding the basketball shoot the free throws?
This sounds like a good alternative as well. The team should be able to choose who shoots the freethrows for an off-the-ball foul out of two players: The person who got fouled off of the ball, or the person who currently has possession of the ball.
Edited by -Wade-, December 02, 2012 - 09:25 PM.
Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:35 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:37 PM
The other strategy would be to have more pride in your job, knock them down, and make them pay.
The whole point is the reason they are fouling you for. The free throw statistic. Knocking them down and making them pay is a resulting strategy. I'm brainstorming ideas consisting more of opposing strategies.
Edited by -Wade-, December 02, 2012 - 09:38 PM.
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