Commentary

Hacking Howard not the Dwight move

Thoughts on Golden State's foul strategy and more (PER Diem: Jan. 13, 2012)

Updated: January 13, 2012, 2:50 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Dwight Howard AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezGolden State sending Dwight Howard to the line 39 times wasn't great strategy. Hollinger explains.

Here's the thing about Hack-a-Dwight, or Hack-an-anybody: The player has to be an exceptionally bad foul shooter for this strategy to have much merit. Emphasis on exceptionally. It works with Ben Wallace or DeAndre Jordan. With just about anyone else, it's highly questionable.