That is not what the poster I responded to said at all. He said, and I quote, "better talented teams foul less". That is an absolute statement... and not a general one. Even then, a "general statement" has zero to do with the game itself. Duke got a huge majority of calls, not only when it comes to fouls, but plays like the blatant out of bounds off their players face, and getting away with over the back fouls all game (something the Plums have become known for to everyone except the referees).
As for attacking the basket, yes, Austin Rivers did a much better job and is generally better at it than anyone on our team. That is still NOT an explanation for why Green doesn't get the same calls Rivers does when each of them drives to the basket....
That's about as general a statement as you can get. Fat kids eat more. Tall people have longer arms. Talented teams foul less. It can vary in specific situations, but IN GENERAL you'll find it to be true.
As for Green versus Rivers taking it to the basket, I don't think Green goes to the rim strong often enough. When he does, he gets calls when fouled. But our team overall does too many fadeaways, too many up-and-unders, leaners, floaters, and too much avoiding contact, IMHO.
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