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Zag 77
01-02-2013, 04:02 PM
http://bostonherald.com/sites/default/files/media/2013/01/01/Gonzaga%20Oklahoma%20St%20B_Rose.jpg

In this much-circulated photo (sorry, don't know how to post) Olynyk and Hart are appearing to link arms to block out OSU's player on a rebound. Technically is that a legal move? In the rules, can 2 or more defenders ever link arms to prevent an offensive player from driving to the basket (assuming they stay stationary outside the "arc")?

I would describe that as a "Red Rover" Defense.

Zagdawg
01-02-2013, 04:15 PM
You see it on the bench quite a bit....does that count? :)

ZagNative
01-02-2013, 04:25 PM
I would describe that as a "Red Rover" Defense.:p:p

bigblahla
01-02-2013, 04:33 PM
http://bostonherald.com/sites/default/files/media/2013/01/01/Gonzaga%20Oklahoma%20St%20B_Rose.jpg

In this much-circulated photo (sorry, don't know how to post) Olynyk and Hart are appearing to link arms to block out OSU's player on a rebound. Technically is that a legal move? In the rules, can 2 or more defenders ever link arms to prevent an offensive player from driving to the basket (assuming they stay stationary outside the "arc")?

I would describe that as a "Red Rover" Defense.

Do you mean the picture where Nash is grabbing TKO's arm with both hands and Hart is trying to get him to let go? Looks like a foul on Nash to me. :D

Go!! Zags!!!

hondo
01-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Red Rover, Red Rover, send 77 right over
brings back a lot of playground memories.

webspinnre
01-02-2013, 05:58 PM
I the good news, they aren't actually linked, just overlapped. It's the OSU player's hand sticking through there.