CatgutStitches wrote:I actually did notice that quite a few times during the Pacers game... first time I'd seen it. Is it to try and distract them for a split second or...?
I was wondering the same thing.
Is the deliberate contact a ploy to make the defender lean into it thinking the screener is setting hard - so that when the screener slips it and pop out they theoretically have more space and confuse the defender?
Either way, I've been finding it interesting.
Glad I'm not the only one that picked up on it and I'm not completely insane!!