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Old Fri Nov 14, 2003, 01:48am
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Is this legal? An offensive player sets a screen. As the defender attempts to go around the screen, the screener hops or shuffles into the defender's path.

I play pickup basketball with an honorable bunch of guys (and one gal). If we understand a rule, we generally abide by it. However, there's some contention on this issue. Some players think it's a legitimate move; others see it as an illegal screen.

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Old Fri Nov 14, 2003, 02:39am
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Is this legal? An offensive player sets a screen. As the defender attempts to go around the screen, the screener hops or shuffles into the defender's path.


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Old Fri Nov 14, 2003, 02:42am
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Old Fri Nov 14, 2003, 02:44am
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Lightbulb It all depends.

First all there must be contact for any of this to be illegal and there must be displacment as well. Just having contact might not warrant a foul at all. In other words, if the defensive player saw the screen and decided to stop and there was very slight contact, then I would not call a thing. But if the defensive player was trying to get to a spot and the screen cut him off, it is a foul.

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Old Fri Nov 14, 2003, 06:28am
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Is this legal? An offensive player sets a screen. As the defender attempts to go around the screen, the screener hops or shuffles into the defender's path.

I play pickup basketball with an honorable bunch of guys (and one gal). If we understand a rule, we generally abide by it. However, there's some contention on this issue. Some players think it's a legitimate move; others see it as an illegal screen.

Thanks for any clues.

Kal in Colorado

What Rut said.
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Old Fri Nov 14, 2003, 09:39am
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What Rut & Mick said...plus, I might also add, if illegal contact, even if only slight, causes an unfair advantage to the team setting the screen, I'd call that one too...but probably only in a girls' game.
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Old Fri Nov 14, 2003, 01:18pm
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I would also add that you have to see this. Was time and distance allowed when player moved? Many people think that a moving screen is something illegal. Making illegal contact is illegal. Moving continuously, then stopping and setting oneself before contact is made is not illegal.

I actually watched a game where the ref called a no-contact moving screen as a violation - no foul called! I explained to him later that it doesn't work that way - you need contact.
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Old Wed Nov 19, 2003, 08:02am
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Cool Thanks!

Thanks for the clarification, guys!
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