Yeah, I really worry about the impact the hand-check rule will have on the game in the short term.
In the long term, however, it might help. Teams will adjust (they always adjust) and officials will back off a little as well. But it's probably going to take a couple of seasons of ghastly gameplay to get there.
And when it does, I still worry that the game's just going to be about 3-point shooting still. They've gotta move that damn line back to at least the friggen WNBA distance.
If you can't draw a crowd, draw dicks on the wall.