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Old Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:20am
Raymond Raymond is offline
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Originally Posted by just another ref View Post
In this case, it is both. His intent is to avoid a traveling violation. He knows he can't return to the floor holding the ball, so he drops it straight to the floor. I would give the player a benefit of any small doubt, but he must at least look for a teammate and make some effort to push the ball in that direction, as opposed to dropping it straight to the floor.

If you're going to let him get away with this, you could just as easily say it was still a try.
This statement makes no sense at all. His intent is to avoid a travelling violation so he drops the ball, which is a travelling violation. If his intent is to avoid a travelling violation then he drops the ball in hopes that a teammate will come retrieve it.
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