Years ago

Can we teach McKay not to Travel?

Yes, sorry, its another very specific "Dazz" thread. But it's a genuine question and I would like opinions.

Like any import, I've no idea if he'll be back next season. Or if not at the Cats, maybe at another team. But anyway the question I'm asking is whether in the off-season, he can be taught not to travel (under the NBL interpretation.)

For a big guy, he is very quick and athletic, and can actually run the court. So its doubly disappointing that we can't hit him in transition. Its become a running sore, "don't pass to McKay when he's moving." Even when he's stationary when receiving, he'll often travel by stepping before the ball hits the court. He's obviously acutely aware of the problem, because sometimes he'll try to leap from where he is, rather than put the ball on the floor.

So back to the question. Is this something that needs to be ingrained in players from a young age? How easy is it to correct in an adult?

As a more general question, is this a problem with a softer interpretation (or variance in the actual rule) in the USA?

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no he is fully unco

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Years ago

Why would 'we' want to teach him not to travel? We want him to travel!

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Years ago

Another dumb dazz question

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Yrie Kirving  
Years ago

I think it's possible.
One thing I have learned lately is that you can teach people all kinds of crazy-sounding things.

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Years ago

I hope McKay sticks around personally, I think if he could bulk up a bit more and work on his foot work he could be a great long term player.

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Boomers fan  
Years ago

Maybe see if you can teach that big spud Egwu from Cairns not to travel, while you're at it.

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Years ago

Or Mitchell to stop making stupid fouls.

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