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Chill_Will_24
01-24-2014, 12:23 AM
I think we can all agree that there are far too many fouls called and we spend much more time watching players shooting FT than we would like.

Which players would benefit most if they stop calling all the touch fouls and let players be more physical similar to the 90's?

I think Melo would be a top 5 player in such a scenario. He gets hacked, A LOT and he finishes through contact better than most players without having the benefits of star calls the likes of which Lebron and KD benefit from. A more physical game wouldn't affect the way he plays much. He is pretty good at avoiding contact and playing around it. Same imo with Griffin. He takes some hard hits already. Wouldn't change much for him.

I think a more physical game would swing the game back more in the favor of skilled players vs the athletic ones. Right now the game rewards athletic and acrobatic gifts over talent and skill because if you are fast and/or can jump high you have a huge chance at being a star in the game.

Cal827
01-24-2014, 12:51 AM
Demarcus Cousins, Amir Johnson

jerellh528
01-24-2014, 12:53 AM
Melo was a good choice

c.c.
01-24-2014, 12:54 AM
James Harden :laugh::laugh:

mdm692
01-24-2014, 01:09 AM
Metta World Peace, Chris Anderson and Melo.

TrueFan420
01-24-2014, 01:13 AM
All defenders

Chill_Will_24
01-24-2014, 01:14 AM
Wouldn't be anything more than an average NBA SG imo if the game got more physical.

Chill_Will_24
01-24-2014, 01:15 AM
Paul Millsap and Andrei Kirilenko come to mind. Guys like Tony Allen and Avery Bradley as well

jaydubb
01-24-2014, 01:40 AM
Kobe

Chrisclover
01-24-2014, 01:44 AM
Rondo. He is a tough PG who scores in the paint more than average PG s

BrandoCommando
01-24-2014, 01:48 AM
Andrew Bogut.

True Sports Fan
01-24-2014, 01:51 AM
Cousins for sure.

lol, please
01-24-2014, 01:54 AM
If the NBA was more physical it would definitely benefit the Warriors. If the NBA was more physical, the Warriors would sweep the Rockets in 4 games in the playoffs.

TheMightyHumph
01-24-2014, 02:00 AM
Danny Fortson.

Maybe Reggie Evans.

Nene? Bogut? Robin Lopez. Dwight. Dejuan Blair? MWP? Pekovic. Drummond & Sullinger. I'd also have to say Hibbert and Lance, with a side of David West

Certainly not Stephen Curry.

Chrisclover
01-24-2014, 03:47 AM
If the NBA was more physical it would definitely benefit the Warriors. If the NBA was more physical, the Warriors would sweep the Rockets in 4 games in the playoffs.
I am guessing you are refering to the fact that they are good at fighting ?

c.c.
01-24-2014, 06:29 AM
If the NBA was more physical it would definitely benefit the Warriors. If the NBA was more physical, the Warriors would sweep the Rockets in 4 games in the playoffs.

Under no circumstances will the Warriors sweep the Rockets.

Pierre The Poet
01-25-2014, 04:13 AM
James Harden :laugh::laugh:

I just hope that there will come a day when James Harden can't just run into people and have the foul called on the defender

ghettosean
01-25-2014, 04:40 PM
If the NBA was more physical it would definitely benefit the Warriors. If the NBA was more physical, the Warriors would sweep the Rockets in 4 games in the playoffs.

Under no circumstances will the Warriors sweep the Rockets.


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IndyRealist
01-25-2014, 05:39 PM
There were not less fouls in the 90's. You would end up with just as many, or more, fouls along with a ton more fights and suspensions.

Chill_Will_24
01-25-2014, 06:04 PM
I am referring to the quality of fouls calls not the quantity. Less phantom calls, make up calls, touch fouls and flopping.

What they call a flagrant 1 today was called a personal foul back then and a flagrant 2 today was a flagrant 1 back then.

JNA17
01-25-2014, 06:14 PM
Lebron James, James Harden and Chris Paul of course!

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In all seriousness, Not many star players would really benefit that much from a more physical league like the 80s/90s. Star players that score a lot of points would score less points due to less attempts at the free throw line with less calls in their favor.

I guess stronger defensive minded players like Roy Hibbert, Metta, etc. Would benefit from it the most.

PurpleLynch
01-25-2014, 06:38 PM
The frontcourt of the Pacers would be really nice to see in a more physical Nba.Also Melo on offense would fit well.My question is:in a more physical league I suppose injuries will skyrocket(correct me if I'm wrong),so anyone knows if in the Nba of the '90 or '80 had the amount of injury we are witnessing in the league right now?I'm too young to answer and honestly I don't remember the situation at the time.

Da Knicks
01-25-2014, 07:45 PM
Melo would be the league leading scorer every year. Nice thread.

Chill_Will_24
01-25-2014, 08:37 PM
Melo would be the league leading scorer every year. Nice thread.

I agree. He already gets no respect from refs and he has become incredibly adept at finishing through contact and avoiding it that a physical NBA would only benefit him.
He is so good at getting his shot off