Doing away with help defense charges is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard of. This means that once you beat your man everybody has to get out of the way and let you have a clear path to the basket. So much for team defense and teaching man-ball-basket principles. Beating a member of the opposite team to a spot means something in basketball, unless you take away the charge. I hate floppers, but I love well played team defense with good rotations and discipline.
This is a classic case of a blogger trying to generate hits from the mindless masses.
Pretty much what I was thinking. How is beating a man to a spot and stopping his progress toward the basket not playing defense?
I would like to see more emphasis on verticality. I haaaaaate to see a defender go straight up and have the offensive player jump into his belly and that be called a foul on the defender.
Also, if a defender is established in front of an offensive player and backpedaling and the offensive player runs into him, that should be an offensive foul.
Basically I think offensive players should truly have to ‘draw’ contact, and not initiate it.