Originally Posted by Rake2204
Yep, I'd venture to say most pick-up ball will help any given player learn to play better through contact. Even the ticky-tack foul guys often have to find a way to assimilate themselves into the system and pull the reins on their quick trigger foul calling a little bit.
It helps me for sure. I tend to play pretty soft despite probably being the strongest player on the court. It takes a few good hits before I start playing more aggressive.