This is a really random thought, but I never understood when an offensive player is dribbling towards the basket with a defender on him, and a second defender comes to try to swipe it away, they swipe near the hands. It is almost always called a foul even if they got it clean. I always wanted to see that help defender go really low and swipe near the offensive players ankles. You obviously don't go for the ankles, but where the ball is being dribbled. The only thing you'll only make contact with is the ball.
Bogut might be one of the finest tuned low post players. He has such an array of moves. He can face up and hit the driving underhook, the floater, the layup and with his back to the basket he can go either way with either hand, hit the running hook...he's been very, very good this year.
The thing is that if you go so low like your saying your putting yourself completely out of position. Sure you might not be risking a foul, but if you miss the swipe you've taken yourself out of the play. An interesting idea but too risky and too awkward to be done consistently with success.
I've been loving the strong play out of Bogut. He's had all the tools for a while now so it's nice to see him getting the chance to put them to work. I've always liked his game but I think what's held him back is lack of touches. He's not always an overpowering big, I would say he tends more to being a finesse guy down low. For a guy like that it sometimes takes more shots to get the confidence up and get rolling. Now Bogut knows that if he misses a shot, he'll be getting the ball back pretty soon. That's making a world of difference for his game now.
It's Bogut's game that I think Redd returning has the biggest chance to impact. It will be interesting to watch the dynamic between those two. For all the good Redd does he's never been bashful shooting the ball, and that can't be great for Bogut. Hopefully he can turn into more of a playmaker but only time can tell and for now his scoring punch is far to valuable to the Bucks to be missing.