Dribble Hand Offs (DHOs) as part of offensive cylinder

When an offensive player dribbles the ball near a teammate in order to quickly pass it to them (an action frequently known as a Dribble Hand Off) the player passing has a similar responsibility to a screen setter in terms of staying within their “cylinder.”

The official must recognise that a player dribbling cannot be quite as stationary a as screener. However, they also should not move excessively outside of their “cylinder” as the player does below. He gives the ball to a teammate and then pivots and leans outside of his space in order to clip the moving defender. While this is a quick play it is an important one to call correctly to avoid fast and potentially harmful collisions.

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