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Interestingly, if you Google "Greg Paulus flops," you will get a number of YouTube results. One of them was done by a guy at Clemson who points out 10 plays where the Blue Devils threw themselves on the floor. Several were jump shots where the backward collapse to a prone position seemed rather dramatic for having been struck on the hand or arm.
We get trying to draw charges. That's a great defensive strategy, but throwing yourself on the floor (Scheyer, Paulus) when you are touched by a smaller player is a bit over the top...albeit effective.