They’re ten or more games into the NBA season and as far as Mr. Research and I are able to discern, the NBA once again is going to resist enforcing those sections of Rule 10 which address palming and/or running with the ball. It’s amazing what the guards in this league can accomplish while palming the ball. Defending good players is difficult enough, but when the offense is allowed to carry the ball or take steps, it’s virtually impossible. You want better defense in the NBA? Begin enforcing all parts of Rule 10.
Rule 10: Some Enforcement, Please
About the Author: Al Bianchi
Al Bianchi is a former professional basketball player, coach, general manager, consultant and scout. He now resides full-time in Phoenix and does independent consulting and scouting for teams desirous of his experience in both the NBA and college basketball.