Re: Your hopes...
I think some rules changes will also contribute to this evolution. There is a visible restricted-area arc three feet from the center of the basket where a secondary defender cannot legally take a charge. I'm not at all sure what that means, but, it has to help a player who drives to the basket and a post who plays with her back to the basket down low. Moving the 3 pt line out may also favor the inside game, at least a little.
Originally Posted by bawbie
The inside game isn't all gravy as tall posts are going to be challenged by some new elbow rules. The officials will be looking for it and the penalties are severe. Obviously more a problem for Prins than for Mansfield.
"An example of a Flagrant 1 foul would be when a player swings an elbow and makes illegal, non-excessive contact with an opponent above the shoulders. The team whose player was struck would receive two free throws and possession of the ball. Previously, this type of foul was called an intentional foul. The committee wanted to move away from the word “intentional,” because a player’s intent was never the point to the rule.I expect there to be courtside discussion about this.
An example of a Flagrant 2 foul would be when a player swings an elbow excessively and makes contact with an opponent above the shoulders. In this case, the player who threw the elbow would be ejected from the game, and the other team would receive two free throws and the ball."