NBA “Pleased” With New Rules on Non-Basketball Moves

So are us fans: Monty McCutchen, the NBA’s vice president of referee development and training, said Tuesday afternoon that he’s pleased with the league’s progress toward eliminating foul calls on non-basketball moves. He added that his officials are still working to strike the right balance between not calling fouls on those non-basketball moves and missing… Read More NBA “Pleased” With New Rules on Non-Basketball Moves

“Not This Year.” First Look at New NBA Rules on Unnatural Motions, and It’s About Time

The new rule in action. Sorry to pick on Steph Curry, but this is the clearest example we have at this early stage in the preseason: It’s about damn time. I’ve always said it should be an offensive foul to do that, but I’ll settle for a no-call. Glad the NBA finally addressed this. No… Read More “Not This Year.” First Look at New NBA Rules on Unnatural Motions, and It’s About Time

NBA to Re-Examine Rules On “Unnatural Motions” by Jump Shooters to Intentionally Draw Fouls; PLUS, All-Defense Team Announced

It’s about damn time. I can’t stand watching a go up for a three then lean into the defender to try and draw contact, and still get the call: When you shoot a jump shot, you are entitled to your vertical space based on where you take off from, and you should not be able… Read More NBA to Re-Examine Rules On “Unnatural Motions” by Jump Shooters to Intentionally Draw Fouls; PLUS, All-Defense Team Announced