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?