LAS VEGAS — The NBA transition “take foul” during games is inching closer to being penalized, starting with the 2022-23 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The NBA’s Competition Committee is moving forward with a proposal to grant the team on offense with one free throw and possession of the ball if the team on defense employs the take foul, sources said.
The committee began meeting in Las Vegas over the weekend to discuss rule-change proposals. The committee’s rule-change recommendations will be brought to the Board of Governors, where the BOG is expected to unanimously vote in favor of the change, sources said.
The take foul was overly used by teams on defense to eliminate fast-break opportunities in which the defending team was at a numbers disadvantage. After the foul, the offensive team was previously given the ball out of bounds. The tactic also led to a disruption of game flow and it bogged the game down.
Another modification the committee will submit to the BOG for approval will be enforcing proper bench decorum by issuing stiffer penalties, sources said. One of a few principal matters on decorum are players standing up at the bench for extended portions of the game, obstructing the view of fans sitting behind the bench, sources said.
Fans have lobbed complaints at the league, expressing how they’re purchasing expensive seats with a blocked vantage point, sources said.
The Dallas Mavericks were fined a total of $175,000 throughout the 2022 playoffs for violation of bench decorum.
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