Yea he took off outside the lane but Theis was in the restricted area when the contact was made. Groin area was the O foul. Any other body part and that’s a block.The knee was the foul and he took off outside the line. The arm later is irrelevant—first contact, not end of play
You don’t understand the rule or the call. By your interpretation you can’t ever push off and get an offensive foul on a drive becomes defender is in restricted area. That’s simply not how it works. It applies only to block/charge. And he took off outside it anywayYea he took off outside the lane but Theis was in the restricted area when the contact was made. Groin area was the O foul. Any other body part and that’s a block.
Regardless, great win.
He kept getting the ball up top in the second half and kind of start to get into a shooting form, the defense would react, and then he would pass it to Hayward or Brown and the offense would generate a good look. It's like the Heat were having a Pavlovian response to him being in a position to shoot, they were wired to react like he was putting a shot up every time.This. He is so much better if he doesn't feel a need to take over a stagnant offense
I understand the rule. It just did not look like an offensive foul to me.You don’t understand the rule or the call. By your interpretation you can’t ever push off and get an offensive foul on a drive becomes defender is in restricted area. That’s simply not how it works. It applies only to block/charge. And he took off outside it anyway
That's not how it works. There are actually contracts and shit like that. They can delay the game a day if that's what it takes.If ESPN has their hands in too many cookie jars (MLB), maybe they should allow TNT to carry an extra game. Or have TBS get an MLB game.
Let's get there first is very well stated.That's not how it works. There are actually contracts and shit like that. They can delay the game a day if that's what it takes.
Let's get there first.
No one is breaching anything. The game hasn't been scheduled yet. Just like they did last week, the league and network will work it out, which is what I'm sure is in the contract.Let's get there first is very well stated.
However, it seems that ESPN is the one breaching the contract.
FTLsorry if someone posted this already (I didn't see it but could have missed it) but JT has five 25+/10+/5+ postseason games before 23. That's the most.
agreed...Kanter is strictly situational, small minutes...but the guy is a bucket when Bam is off the floorKanter was great for about 8 minutes, and really helped to turn the momentum in the 2nd. Then he tired, and Miami started to attack him. I thought sure he'd have a big 2nd half role, but instead Brad rolled with the German, which turned out to be the right call. Posters here were calling for Kanter to start the 2nd, but Brad knew better.
JVG emphatically stated Kanter should start the second half...which was hilarious to basketball fans or at least to me. Yeah I get that the commentators want to keep it simple and come up with their own easy adjustments that are digestible to the public, but I was still surprised. JVG should know better. Kanter is a highly situational player at best (this is polite) and JVG should know (and probably does know) that he could get burned by such an outright statement if Kanter shits the bed by starting the half. But, of course, Jackson saved JVG by implying that Theis played so well in the second half and with a light under his ass because Kanter scored a few buckets in the first half.The best part of the ESPN booth is Van Gundy, Jackson and Breen singing Kanter's praises in the second half right when the Heat had him targeted in a Dragic/Bam PnR that resulted in Stevens pulling him immediately. Theis then goes off and Kanter gets credit for that.
I understand that they need to simplify the game for their audience but that was particularly hilarious.
Sorry this is late, but a stronger guy can move the guy off with less effort, even from his legs, no need to "punch through" in a way. Watch Lebron he just holds the defender off, and gently moves them away.Will his long arms make it more difficult? Ie when he extends it is more obvious compared to someone bulkier with shorter arms? Or strength just means will extend less?
Yep, the arm extension will go away with 10-15 more pounds of muscle. 2022-27 will be Prime Tatum, could envision him averaging 30ppg during those seasons.Sorry this is late, but a stronger guy can move the guy off with less effort, even from his legs, no need to "punch through" in a way. Watch Lebron he just holds the defender off, and gently moves them away.
Or it's like Brad watches the game, figures out what BOS needs, and uses the guy who best fits the need.It's hard to say they're wrong, because they've worked out for the most part, but the backup center situation this series has just been bizarre.
Game 1: Rob Williams played but was mostly invisible, Kanter didn't play at all
Game 2: Kanter played great in limited minutes, no Williams
Game 3: A little Kanter who was decent, no Williams, lots of small ball
Game 4: Williams great in limited minutes, no Kanter
Game 5: Kanter great in limited minutes, No Williams
It's like before each game Brad decides he's only going to use one of them and not the other but can't decide which one he prefers vs Miami or he wants Miami to not be able to gameplan for one (to the extent that you game plan for a backup center)