CoachD wrote:crkone wrote:So instead of having to be big and athletic enough to recover to guard the paint you just need to be a big stiff? Get out of here with that. In fact I'd rather see the 3 point line moved back with a larger restricted area to open it up even more.
If a guy sits in the paint to just guard the rim, the NBA now has a HUGE array of centers that shoot mids and 3s...
Every NBA team puts plodding centers / shotblockers into pick and roll actions - this doesn't change that. If the center decides to sit back on it, and ICE the ball handler, they are leaving shooters WIDE open
And smart teams will let shooters shoot those open midrangers if the guard chases the ball handler off the screen. A shot at the rim is the best shot in the league analytically. Long and tall plodders can just sit there and discourage any attempt at the rim. If a team wants a deep PnR or PnP behind the 3 point, they can again go ahead and try that, that's still not as valuable as a shot at the rim.