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Favorite team:New Orleans Pelicans 
Location:Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Biography:I work.
Interests:Uniting, as a worker with the other workers of the world.
Occupation:Worker
Number of Posts:9672
Registered on:6/8/2013
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote]You just proposed two new incentives for the defense to foul.[/quote]Once. Currently the incentive involves unlimited fouls. Mine, regardless of whom it benefits, eliminates the repetitive pattern that makes it truly unwatchable....
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote]But in a close game having him out 1 or 2 possessions on D could be crucial [/quote]You say that like it's a bad thing. ...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote]When teams employ the Hack a Deandre, is he pulled from the game, now? Why not? [/quote]I misunderstood you, or you misspoke. [quote]Plus, your suggestion makes the game no more watchable. Teams will have more incentive to employ the strategy. [/quote]But this way it only happens once and...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
You do not exhibit great knowledge in terms of substitution patterns in the NBA. ...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote]The game of basketball was never meant to be played like that[/quote]Precisely why I came up with this solution. The first time hacka is used, the team either shoots the free throws, sits the weak player down, or is penalized with a lost timeout. This solution both punishes the offense for th...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote]-DeAndre Jordan can be taken out of the game [/quote]he can go right back to the scorers table and check in, next dead ball. ...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote]Why not reduce the number fouls allowed per person? Why isn't a professional athlete held to a higher standard than a high school player? [/quote]Guarding an NBA player and being allowed six fouls in 48 minutes is way harder than guarding a high school player for five and 32. ...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote]Your proposition provides the defense yet another benefit for taking advantage of the offense's weakness. [/quote]fify This also allows the offended team to choose between free throws and another option if it benefits them. You are factually incorrect. This helps the offense by giving the...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote] It's really as simple as making your free throws at a non-embarrassing clip. [/quote]Thanks, but that isn't the topic. ...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
This also puts a new wrinkle in the fouling at the end of the game to try to catch up. If you foul me intentionally to put me on the line, I can sub out and take the ball out. ...
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re: Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
[quote] make your free throws, grown man, professional athlete, paid millions. [/quote]Definitely the best solution, but I'm trying to play ball here. ...
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Hack-a-Shaq solution. This time I've really figured it out. - ballscaster
Anytime a player is awarded two or more free throws because of a foul, his team may elect to decline the free throws in lieu of possession out of bounds in the backcourt, but they must also elect one of the following as well: 1) Bring in a substitute for the player who was fouled 2) Lose a timeout...
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
[quote]Good. The rule doesn't need to be changed. They're giving you a chance at 2 easy points. If you can't capitalize on that, that's on you, not them. And this is coming from a Rockets fan.[/quote]Ironic that you think that that's ironic. Nick Anderson's failure to capitalize on one of four free...
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
[quote]Refs suck at calling off the ball fouls that aren't intentional. Absolutely suck. When two big men get chippy down low, you might as well flip a coin to see who the foul will be called on. You are now going to reward a possible extra point to the already bad call? Screw that.[/quote]Good poin...
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
Let's look at the basics of the situation: The free throw line exists as a reward for teams whose opponents have committed some sort of infraction. Free throws and foul limits exist specifically to discourage teams from fouling. If we want fouling of any type to decrease, we must increase the r...
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
[quote][b]Then give the referee discretion[/b]... if he feels your team is purposely fouling a specific player over and over off the ball, he can call a technical foul. [b]Problem solved[/b].[/quote]Yeah. Right....
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
[quote]Any why in the world would any team keep fouling when they keep declining free throws? [/quote]Because I can. And while I do, you can do literally nothing. My old players get rest, and your young players get annoyed and out of their rhythm. And your loud home crowd? No longer a factor. ...
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
[quote]At some point, is the coach choosing to let Jordan shoot?[/quote]Well, something's gotta give eventually in this case. The hypothetical Spurs have 18 fouls to waste, and the hypothetical Clippers have Jamaal Crawford on the bench. The minute the Clippers get [i]any[/i] momentum, I put in th...
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
[quote]To be fair...it has already been demonstrated that it doesn't make sense to intentionally foul Jordan either.[/quote]Apparently Doc doesn't know this. Jordan only played 36 minutes (averaging 44 a game in the playoffs) and had three fouls in game 5 vs. San Antonio. Spurs used hacka-deandre,...
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re: ‘Not enough support’ among GMs to change ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ rule - ballscaster
[quote]I see what you're saying. Then change it to 2 shots plus possession. That's what an intention foul is anyway, right? Isn't that why the defense can't foul whoever at the end of the game?[/quote]Last two minutes of the game (or maybe the first half as well), yes, and that's the best compromise...
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