“This is an example of an offensive foul for an illegal ward off, as the Restricted Area does not apply. The offensive player, Jerami Grant, extends his left arm, and he wards off the defensive player, Draymond Green. The illegal ward off by the offensive player takes precedence over the defender’s position inside the Restricted Area, and this is an offensive foul. Please note that the Restricted Area does not apply in several situations, one of which is when an offensive player uses an arm to ward off a defender, even if that defender is positioned within the Restricted Area. Note also, that the Restricted Area is the area within the arched line on the court below the rim. It applies to secondary defenders and was established to ensure offensive players have room to drive to the basket, without allowing defensive players an unfair advantage in drawing an offensive foul. “