Defensive Foul in the Post, defender dislodges opponent, “body bump”

This is an example of a defensive foul for dislodging. A post defender may not dislodge, reroute or impede an opponent. When guarding an offensive player with the ball with his back to the basket in the lower defensive box, a defender may use one hand with a bent elbow, one forearm and/or one leg to maintain his position. On this play, the defender initially maintains a legal guarding position, with one hand with a bent elbow on the offensive player, but the defender then body checks the dribbler and dislodges him as the dribbler attempts to curl into the paint.