Legal Screen, Screener gives defender opportunity to stop or change direction, hard contact but legal play

This is an example of a LEGAL screen set in a pick’n roll situation. An offensive player may not get into the path of a moving defender without giving him the opportunity to stop and/or change direction. The distance needed to be given will depend on the speed of the opponent. On this play, the screener sets a legal high screen, and he does give the trailing defender the opportunity to stop or change direction. The hard contact on the play does not change the ruling that this is a legal screen and play would continue. Note also that had the defender dislodged the legal screener from his legally established position, a DEFENSIVE foul would be the proper ruling.