View Full Version : Shooting fouls, travelling, shot clock changed in new CBA.

12-08-2011, 06:28 PM
"Rip-through" moves, in which an offensive player swings the ball into a defender's outstretched arm and then attempts a shot once he has created contact, will be considered non-shooting fouls if the contact begins before the offensive player starts his shooting motion.

Also, on drives to the basket, a shooting foul will be called only if contact occurs after the offensive player has begun his shooting motion, not after he has initiated his leap toward the basket.

The league will also make traveling in the post and on the perimeter a point of emphasis, with a player hopping off of and landing on the same foot viewed as an automatic violation. Referees will also consider locking or clamping an opponent's arm or hand under the basket while battling for a rebound and discontinued or hesitation dribbles as automatic violations.

Several rule changes will also be introduced, most to shorten the overall length of games and speed up the final minutes of a contest:

• Substitutions will only be allowed before the final free throw of any trip to the line that is not for a technical or flagrant foul.

• Two horns will be sounded 15 seconds apart after every timeout. Teams whose players are not moving toward the court as soon as the second horn sounds will receive a delay-of-game warning.

• Instant replay will be utilized only during full timeouts, not 20-second timeouts, when necessary.

• Whether a player's foot is on the three-point line or midcourt line will be determined by where it last touched the floor, meaning a player could have a toe on the three-point line but if he leans back on his heels before he releases the ball a successful shot would be deemed a three-pointer.

• The eight-second backcourt violation will occur when the shot clock reaches 15 seconds, rather than 16.

The last rule is necessary because the 24-second shot clock will now be equipped to show 10ths for the final five seconds and work as a "true" clock. From a technical standpoint, the old shot clock began with 24.9 seconds and expired with .9 left. Now the clock will switch from 24 to 23 seconds after .1 second has expired.

Referees also will be hyper-vigilant about defenders making contact with offensive players when they're in the air and fully extended attempting to score. In most cases, expect that kind of foul to draw a Flagrant Level 2, which is two free throws, possession of the ball and the defender being ejected.

source (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7329584/nba-alters-emphasis-shooting-fouls-2011-12)

some good changes I think

12-08-2011, 06:31 PM
I like these changes.

12-08-2011, 06:32 PM
The rip-through change is ********.

12-08-2011, 06:44 PM
maybe we wont get soo many pusssy calls anymore.

12-08-2011, 06:45 PM
I like these changes too. Excellent idea for the shot clock

12-08-2011, 06:46 PM
I actually love the shot clock thing.

12-08-2011, 06:46 PM
That "Rip through rule" is gonna screw a lot of players haha

12-08-2011, 06:47 PM
lets see... they alwasy emphasize things for the first two months...and yet they always seem to play by the same ole rules once the all-star game passes.

12-08-2011, 06:52 PM
^ yep

12-08-2011, 06:52 PM
The rip-through change is ********.

Are you serious?

The rip through play is ****ing stupid.

This is smart. What you like to watch ***** basketball?

club america
12-08-2011, 06:52 PM
i dont get the shot clock thing can someone explain

12-08-2011, 06:55 PM
the clock used to work only with whole seconds. so as soon as you hit 23.9 seconds... the clock displays a 23. That means that when the clock says 16...you could have as much as 16.9 seconds left...thus it would only be a 7.1 second violation.

To change that they are switching it so that when the clock hits 15 (15.9 really) that is when the violation will occur. Gives players 8.1 seconds to clear ball instead of 7.1 seconds.

12-08-2011, 06:58 PM
a foul is a foul. this rip-through rule doesn't make any sense. contact during a shot is a foul.

im in favor of the other two changes.

plus, how many times have bryant or durant tried the rip through only to fail miserably and put up a horrible attempt. it happens every game, lets not pretend like it doesn't have fall out along with its obvious benefit when successful.

Da Knicks
12-08-2011, 07:04 PM
rip through will cost durant about 5 points a game