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What does Jan have to do to stop getting fouls called on him?

The mental aspect of basketball fascinates me. Only a few players have an unbeatable set of athletic skills and everyone else has to compensate one way or another for some weakness. Jan's weakness is his weight. He simply cannot play effectively at a higher weight -- I guess he's like Shawn Bradley in that respect, and Shawn was eventually able to carve out a decent role in the league. So when Jan plays PF he gets bullied, like in the last game, where the offensive player drew at least one foul by blatantly grabbing onto Jan and flinging him aside (I guess somehow making it look like it was Jan's fault).

I noticed Jan has learned to incorporate a sneaky little hip check into his screens without getting called for fouls -- I'm sure the refs see it but apparently it's ok. What other sneaky little things could Jan do to cancel out his weight disadvantage against beefier players? I'm thinking the answer is full-on, defcon 5 Vlade Divac flop mode -- drop like you've been shot by a sniper every time you are grabbed, bumped, or breathed on. Flail your arms wildly at the slightest contact, Reggie Miller style. I used to do this in pick up -- I noticed that, even though charges don't technically count in pick-up, it is so incredibly irritating that it gets into your opponent's head eventually. Jan would have the additional advantages of 1) possibly not getting called for the foul himself and even better 2) baiting the ref into making the right call for once.

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