NBA insider Shams Charania had some major news to share with basketball fans this Tuesday regarding the 2021-22 season.
Charania announced that the NBA is expected to implement new rules to limit non-basketball moves that players use to draw fouls. Next season, those non-basketball moves could result in either a no-call or an offensive rule.
According to the latest report from Charania, NBA referees will be trained properly this way they know when shooters are leaning into defenders at an abnormal angle or kicking their leg out to draw a foul.
NBA fans believe the two players who will be affected the most by these new rules are Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden and Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young. They’re both exceptional scorers, but they also know how to manipulate their defender and draw a ton of fouls over the course of a season.
In 12 postseason games this year, Young has attempted 106 free throws. He actually went to the free throw line 19 times in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Harden/Trae Rule? https://t.co/xoq5qiStAN
— Shlomo Sprung (@SprungOnSports) June 22, 2021
Trae and harden somewhere mad https://t.co/6XpYWIzATN
— Mr. Smith (@blaize__smith) June 22, 2021
Tough week for James Harden huh https://t.co/q1a4IlAJBv
— Gabe (@AllDaySportTalk) June 22, 2021
Harden and Young aren’t the only players who will have to adjust their games due to the new rules, but they’re definitely the most popular ones.
Only the great NBA players forced the NBA to change the rules.
Wilt: Offensive goaltending
Jordan: Illegal offense (clear out)
Barkley: Backing down for 5 seconds
Shaq: Zone defense
Iverson: Dress code
Durant: Rip through move
Trae Young is in elite company. pic.twitter.com/UwvCccvc3y
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 22, 2021
For the past few seasons, we’ve seen players master the art of drawing a foul. Many fans believe it ruined the flow of a game, so they should be pleased that the NBA is stepping in and doing something about it.
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