New Rules on Low Post D?

New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by Gidi Avraha » Sat, 31 Oct 1992 04:08:59


I read a disturbing article in the SF Chron this morning.  They say
that the NBA has decided to change the rules on low post defense, and
allow much less contact.  There are detailed explanations of how many
hands may touch what parts of the body and with what extension.  The
result, they say, is already evident in the preseason -- many more
fouls called, and the heavyweights either have their way or
consistently go to the line.

The Chron is especially worried about the Warriors, who used a lot of
pushing and shoving to upset David Robinson and the Spurs in the 1991
playoffs.  With the new rules, this would be impossible.  As a matter
of fact, they claim, Victor Alexander has been amassing an
unprecedented number of fouls in the preseason.

Well, that's what the Chron says.  Comments?

--Gidi

 
 
 

New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by Bor-Jau Hsi » Sat, 31 Oct 1992 23:40:41

Just speculations...

Would this be NBA's *INTENTION* to open up the post for the "potential
best center ever" Shaq?  And of course bringing in tons of money for NBA...
--
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New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by Michael K. Tama » Sun, 01 Nov 1992 03:27:12


Quote:
>I read a disturbing article in the SF Chron this morning.  They say
>that the NBA has decided to change the rules on low post defense, and
>allow much less contact.  There are detailed explanations of how many
>hands may touch what parts of the body and with what extension.  The
>result, they say, is already evident in the preseason -- many more
>fouls called, and the heavyweights either have their way or
>consistently go to the line.

     Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz (the Lakers' broadcasters) have been
saying the exact same thing when broadcasting exhibition games:  the
NBA has decided to allow less contact inside.
      I haven't heard any analysis of how this will affect different
teams.  Certainly pushing/shoving teams may be at a disadvantage.
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New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by DeVaughn Elled » Sun, 01 Nov 1992 04:11:48

Quote:

>Just speculations...

>Would this be NBA's *INTENTION* to open up the post for the "potential
>best center ever" Shaq?  And of course bringing in tons of money for NBA...
>--
>Hsieh, Bor-Jau (Andy)       | P. O. Box 1120 Station B


 Next thing you know, they are going to raise the rim to prevent less contact!

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New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by DeVaughn Elled » Sun, 01 Nov 1992 04:15:40


Quote:

>>Just speculations...

>>Would this be NBA's *INTENTION* to open up the post for the "potential
>>best center ever" Shaq?  And of course bringing in tons of money for NBA...
>>--
>>Hsieh, Bor-Jau (Andy)       | P. O. Box 1120 Station B


 Next thing you know, they are going to raise the rim to prevent less contact!

 What I mean by contact is less dunking, less shot blocking and any other
absurb reason they can come up with to make the game easier! After that,
their are going to instate the 3 feet rule to people dribbling the ball!! :)

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New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by Ken Bowe » Sun, 01 Nov 1992 03:24:35


Quote:

>I read a disturbing article in the SF Chron this morning.  They say
>that the NBA has decided to change the rules on low post defense, and
>allow much less contact.  There are detailed explanations of how many
>hands may touch what parts of the body and with what extension.  The
>result, they say, is already evident in the preseason -- many more
>fouls called, and the heavyweights either have their way or
>consistently go to the line.

I read the same article, and didn't like the sound of it for two
reasons:

1) someone (was it you, Gidi?) had already posted on the
complaining about the way preseason games were being called. Thus
the Chron was only confirming the Source of All Truths (tm), the net.
Worse, the poster did not seem to know of these rule changes, so
they did not go to the game looking for the effects. They just noticed
how fouls were called and how boring the games were.

2) the article indicates that the rule changes are for the defensive
players only. That means offensive players can still bang their
way into position and initiate contact (see: Malone, Karl) without
fear of being called for fouls. This is clearly absurd--if the NBA
feels the need to cut down on under-the-hoop wrestling, they have
to put restraints on both sides of the ball.

Ken B.  

 
 
 

New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by Ron Hi » Sun, 01 Nov 1992 06:18:23


|> Subject: New Rules on Low Post D?
|> Date: 29 Oct 92 19:08:59 GMT
|>
|>
|> I read a disturbing article in the SF Chron this morning.  They say
|> that the NBA has decided to change the rules on low post defense, and
|> allow much less contact.  There are detailed explanations of how many
|> hands may touch what parts of the body and with what extension.  The
|> result, they say, is already evident in the preseason -- many more
|> fouls called, and the heavyweights either have their way or
|> consistently go to the line.

I read a similar thing in the Washington Post today discussing the
number of fouls that Pervis Ellison had last night. Apparently,
there will be a lot less jockeying for position down low. Pervis
said that this could be a benefit to someone as thin as he, seeing
that he could beat most centers down the floor and get good position
without them shoving him out.

On another note, the Bullets tried Gugs at center for a couple of
games, but the experiment appears to be over. It looks like the
starting lineup will be:

        C Pervis
        PF Gugs
        SF Harvey Grant
        SG Rex Chapman
        PG Michael Adams

Not a great lineup, but reasonably solid, and certainly an improvement
over last year.

The Post also mentioned that Doug Overton's been doing well in part because
he's in midseason shape, after playing in Aussieland.

Hey Clippers fans, how's the Fatman doing?
MaClean has put up some decent numbers, but looks like he needs to learn
how to shoot off the dribble.

Ron

 
 
 

New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by O.P. » Sun, 01 Nov 1992 06:02:32

|> Just speculations...
|>
|> Would this be NBA's *INTENTION* to open up the post for the "potential
|> best center ever" Shaq?  And of course bringing in tons of money for NBA...
|> --
or it may have been a response to the mayhem and ***
Carl Malone and Buck Williams inflicted on each other during last years
playoff series.  The things going on in that match up shouldn't have been
shown on television before 10 p.m. at night.

                                          O.P.P

 
 
 

New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by John Econopou » Sun, 01 Nov 1992 04:33:54


Quote:

> >I read a disturbing article in the SF Chron this morning.  They say
> >that the NBA has decided to change the rules on low post defense, and
> >allow much less contact.  There are detailed explanations of how many
> >hands may touch what parts of the body and with what extension.  The
> >result, they say, is already evident in the preseason -- many more
> >fouls called, and the heavyweights either have their way or
> >consistently go to the line.

>      Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz (the Lakers' broadcasters) have been
> saying the exact same thing when broadcasting exhibition games:  the
> NBA has decided to allow less contact inside.
>       I haven't heard any analysis of how this will affect different
> teams.  Certainly pushing/shoving teams may be at a disadvantage.
> -

I saw an interview about this with Pat Riley.  Pat seemed to also think it
was unfair to not limit the offensive player in the same way as the defensive
player.  Of course, this rule is not welcome news to the knicks, who can
push and shove with the best of them, and play very physical defense.  Knicks
preseason games have been amazingly boring, and set records for the number
of fouls called.  Look for the bulls to threepeat if the calls stay this way...
Jordan to shoot 30 foul shots a game, Karl Malone 40, Barkley 50... bla bla
j

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New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by Ellie Cutl » Tue, 03 Nov 1992 22:34:17

Quote:

>>I read a disturbing article in the SF Chron this morning.  They say
>>that the NBA has decided to change the rules on low post defense, and
>>allow much less contact.  There are detailed explanations of how many
>>hands may touch what parts of the body and with what extension.  The
>>result, they say, is already evident in the preseason -- many more
>>fouls called, and the heavyweights either have their way or
>>consistently go to the line.

They need to start enforce the 3-second rule too - that will make it
harder for guys to stand still long enough to go at it.   I have
seen the refs calling fouls offensively as well as on the defense.

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        Ellie Cutler


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New Rules on Low Post D?

Post by Igor She » Thu, 05 Nov 1992 06:58:48


|> |> Just speculations...
|> |>
|> |> Would this be NBA's *INTENTION* to open up the post for the "potential
|> |> best center ever" Shaq?  And of course bringing in tons of money for NBA...
|> |> --
|> or it may have been a response to the mayhem and ***
|> Carl Malone and Buck Williams inflicted on each other during last years
|> playoff series.  The things going on in that match up shouldn't have been
|> shown on television before 10 p.m. at night.
|>
|>                                           O.P.P
What happened between Malone and B. WIlliams.?