posted by ernest_t_bass
I'm describing an "off ball charge," am I not?
Sure? Which is irrelevant to what I am discussing. But sure.
Its simple, if you are the primary defender on a ball handler, you can take a charge by being set and in position. If you are not a primary defender, you cannot. So when the primary defender gets beat on a drive, the help defense cannot take a charge, they must contest the shot; either by trying to block the shot, or by going straight up with the rule of verticality.
I’m failing to see what is confusing about this? Maybe the rule would need some tweaks...like I said, limit it to plays in the key? Or expand the semi circle and limit it to plays in the semi circle? Not sure, but it wouldn’t be hard to implement and would clean up the game. Players would adjust very fast. Took NBA players about 2 playoff series to adjust to the rule of verticality 5 years ago.