After two games, I think I can say that the new rules are killing any flow offensively. Teams are packing the paint to prevent dribble penetration and going under screens to avoid hedge fouls (which hurts us since we don't have anyone right now who can step back and hit the three off the high ball screen), while the fouls in the first half today gave us easy points at the expense of any rhythm. About the only time we were efficient in the first half at the offensive end was when Hill got us out in transition. I understand the need to change the rule and bring it into conformity with the NBA hand check prohibition, but it works far better for the NBA because you have those wide open lanes where you can run your pick and rolls without the congestion. Right now, it seems to me the rule is actually working against the offense rather than in its favor. It is making for longer, slower, less continuous games, and I fear our offense will suffer as a result. We are at our best executing open court or early shot clock ball action and when we run rapid ball screens, and I don't see either happening as frequently now. Maybe Wilbekin and Finney-Smith will help us get a little better spacing for post feeds and pick and roll opportunities.