DJ has been getting to the line for a long long time. It's why he has been one of the best, if not the best offensive big man in the league over the last 7/8 Years. His quickness and mobility make it difficult for other big guys to guard him and his ability to shoot plus his good touch around the rim make it hard for shorter defenders. He has been damn good at drawing fouls for many years and it is one of good offensive skills he has. This season is no different. To say he gets to the line 'too much for your liking’ is a rather ignorant comment.
Creek also attacks the rim relentlessly - hence why he regularly gets to the line. He has built significant strength up over his time in the NBL making him a difficult cover for a lot of nbl defenders who can’t match it with him pound for pound. This is why he gets a number of three point plays - because where others would just go to the line for 2 and not be able to finish with heavy contact, Creek can because of his strength and he does it on a regular basis. This season he has improved his footwork and craftiness around the bucket meaning he is better at drawing fouls also.
Randle got gifted to the line multiple times in the last 5 minutes including a foul on shorter where there was ZERO contact. I just don’t get the complaining about the 6ers getting to line - they are the best in the league at getting there and their game plan is centered around getting to the rim. Instead teams and coaches should be trying to ensure their players keep their hands out and play vertical.
In general I do think the NBL is being called too tight at the moment and the offensive player does have a bit too much of an advantage with them being allowed to use the off arm to clear space far too often. However, defenders in the nbl need to adjust and they haven’t done this well so far this year. Handchecking and bumping the ball carrier is always going to get called at the moment as is the case when the defence doesn’t play vertical also. It doesn’t help with the low standard of reffing this year but I am sick of reading idiots comment on here about disparity in free throw attempts and foul counts. Depending on differing styles of play, it is quite common for there to be free throw disparities, just because your team is on the wrong side of it, it doesn’t mean the other team was favoured by the refs.