Perth would beat Townsville without the holding (obv.), they are too good on the offensive end even if you remove the defensive aspect.
And to be honest I would agree with you that I haven't seen it this season that much at all so far, but at times last season it was pretty ridiculous (especially at Wildcat home games haha). In that Perth / Townsville game on the weekend it didn't happen often at all, although Robbins was out.
I don't want this to be an anti-Perth thing, I think it has just been getting progressively worse over the last couple of seasons in general. It's a tool that the NBA used effectively to increase the offensive freedom and creativity of perimeter players so why not at least consider it?
I don't like the fact that the NBL is staunchly aligning itself with FIBA. We are our own league, why not make our own rules?
Bring back the jump ball, get rid of the stupid possession arrow.
Tinker with the rules to produce the type of game that we want to see in Australia.
We all know by watching the questionable level of officiating and bizarre rulings at recent olympics and world championships that the FIBA game is not what we should be aspiring to.