It is interesting to note that changing or modifying one rule will impact the interpretation and enforcement of another.
Removing the 24' dotted line can apply to both a dangerous shot and the area were individuals have to play man to man. If you wanted to apply a more conservative approach to this rule change, I would favour pulling the 24' line for outside shots only. This would examine the benefits/drawbacks of this modification while maintaining the 24' for the zone calls. The other method would be drop the 24 for both shots and zone calls making players have to play man to man at some other clearly maker area (half, nearest restraining line, etc) were the players had to man up.
Either way, I think it will lead to an improvement of the game and some very interesting discussions!
Posted on Aug 25, 2009, 10:58 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124