That sounds good, but that is just not the reality of basketball. Many players go the basket because they want to get to the line and get a rhythm. Coaches in fact will coach you to do this. Part of why LB doesn't like over reliance in jumpshots is about "high percentage" shots, but the other part is the possibility of getting on the line which driving does. Chauncey Billups only tries to score about 1/3 of the time he drives to the basket. The rest of the time, it is initiating contact with someone and counting on a whistle (which he often gets). Many of the pgs with good shooting percentages miss a lot at the basket, but when they do, there is a foul call that keeps it off the books.
I am not saying spend all your time fixated on foul calls, but this idea of not trying to draw fouls goes in direct contradiction with much of basketball coaching. Again, if a player goes to the hole much of the time and never gets to the line despite getting contact while picking up "body" foul calls while defending on the perimeter with minimal handchecking like Felton, it's relevant. The same things happen often when he is hipchecked when going around a pick and the hedge man hip checks him with no call. Again, getting fouls, getting into the bonus and getting points at the line is a significant part of the game.
I am not saying players need to dwell on it. But again, a coach is supposed to bring it to light.
It's not an either/or scenario. Players AND refs decide games together. Neither happen in a vaccuum. It's not a black or white situation.
The players are accountable for making the appropriate plays. The refs are responsible for making the appropriate calls.
If they were not that significant to games, they wouldn't get graded and assigned to the playoffs based on these ratings.