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Old 02-17-2012, 05:01 AM   #31
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Default Re: Does NBA needs to make things more difficult for PG's?

Bring back handchecking and let these guy's actually ball and not call every touch foul out there. It's literally physically impossible to stay infront of these athletes at the guard position. You don't even need to look at stats or FG% but just watch how easy it is to penetrate and get into the lane. Taking handchecking out is a huge reason for that but calling these ticky tacky fouls is another big reason, watching Iverson a few years ago and watching Lawson now it's just insane how soft the game has gotten.

If Ty Lawson could shoot better dude would be lighting up the NBA. He can create space whenever he wants just can't finish the shot. So many guy's in today's NBA get by on athletics alone. Westbrook? Dude can get by his man whenever he pleases. Allow perimeter defense in the NBA again? Right off the bat multiple guards start struggling.

It'll never happen because at the end of the day the NBA and people want to see people cross there man blow by them and set up a pretty finish. Who knows maybe that is the better product at the end of the day. As a Denver fan I can say with 100% certainty that Lawson isn't half the player he is if a defender is allowed to use his hands. He can't just get by his man and dribble around in the paint whenever he pleases.

Just common sense. Go play a pickup and try and guard your man at the top of the circle with your hands behind your back. It's basically what the NBA is. Players know they can't body people up because from time to time that's a quick foul or two and there on the pine.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:03 AM   #32
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Default Re: Does NBA needs to make things more difficult for PG's?

Every PG now has to wear ankle weights!
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:21 AM   #33
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If you're not allowed to physically defend guys, at least stop letting guys travel and carry on every god damn play
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:36 AM   #34
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Default Re: Does NBA needs to make things more difficult for PG's?

According to Wikipedia (may not be 100% accurate), average height in US is 5ft 9" which is already shorter than most point guards. That means average people are clearly handicapped in terms of basketball because of their height. More than half of humanity can only dream about playing basketball and, if they are extremely talented and manage to live that dream, it would be as PG for sure.
At the same time not even 5% of the population is 6ft 10" or taller.
So, IMO, it is normal to see the PG position as the most stacked one as opposite to C.

In addition to that, the more rules favour tall guys, the more exclusive or genetically elitist the game will become and fewer people will be able of playing itů resulting in a loss in potential regarding skills and variety of styles.

It is like boxing; a one punch KO in heavyweight is spectacular but I rather watch a middleweight to welterweight full combat than a heavyweight. 95% of time they will be better boxers in terms of technique and skills.

IMHO they should start calling travelling and ball carrying before changing any rule.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:55 AM   #35
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Default Re: Does NBA needs to make things more difficult for PG's?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaGaMb5LIag


Look how no one gets in the way of the PG
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:12 AM   #36
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Default Re: Does NBA needs to make things more difficult for PG's?

And yet everybody would take a great big over a great PG ...

BTW lin is not dominating the league ...
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:39 AM   #37
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Every rule in the NBA book has been altered to improve perimeter play, and reduce physical/post play.

Especially with the 3 sec call, it's basically making the center position obsolete.

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:46 AM   #38
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maybe this is the most talented era of pg ever

Or maybe it's the friendliest era yet rules-wise for the PGs.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:47 AM   #39
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I think the OP has a point. NBA currently allow less physical contact, are called fouls that years ago could have appreciated absurd. And rules like 3 seconds favor penetrations, and if at the minimun contact the refs is calling a foul that helps a lot more the current players.

That's why Jordan would average at least 80 ppg in this pu$$ified era.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #40
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Don't know what the big deal is - it's the same rules that have made it easier for ALL perimeter players to score - not just PGs. These same rules have benefitted Kobe, Wade and every perimeter player in NBA's search for the next Michael Jordan. In addition, it's signaled the downfall of the "traditional" big man resulting in so many big men with outside (not post) scoring.

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