In Reply to: the 3 point shot illustrates a struggle between two needs: posted by barrya on September 14, 2023 at 09:49:03
I think having player missing a big portion of games due to foul troubles is bad for the game, particularly when many times players are forced to sit by marginal or bad calls. (Aaron Afflalo vs Florida).
I want two teams to compete with their full rosters. The goal is to try to have the best team win. Foul trouble increases the flukishness of the result.
So I agree with the idea of not disqualifying a player after 5 fouls. The problem is not just that players are disqualified. It is that their minutes are so often limited by foul trouble.
BTW, I think coaches are way too anxious to sit players with 2 fouls in the first half. More fouls might limit their minutes. Sitting them is guaranteed to limit their minutes.
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