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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 01:50pm
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Originally Posted by deecee View Post
Implies offensive player initiated contact. No where in the OP does that seem the case, and a player can "move" when screening absent contact. If the defender is always on the post players back side then that's on the defender.
Nothing about the screening rules relies on who initiated contact. In fact, very few fouls are about who initiated contact. That is a common fallacy that often leads to the wrong result.

The foul is on the offensive player if they haven't met the requirements of screening when contact occurs, regardless of who initiated it.

If the defender is on the post player's backside and is trying to get around to another opponent but can't because the post keeps shifting to cut off the path (with contact), that is an illegal screen.
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