The NBA’s Board of Governors will vote on three potential rule changes for the 2018-19 season on Sept. 20-21. According to Shams Charania, they will review: “Shot clock resets to 14 seconds (instead of 24) after offensive rebound; simplification of clear path foul rule; expanded definition of ‘hostile act’ for instant replay.” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the board will “likely” pass all three proposed changes.
Sources: NBA Board of Governors will vote on Sept. 20-21 on 3 potential rule changes beginning in 2018-19: Shot clock re-sets to 14 seconds (instead of 24) after offensive rebound; simplification of clear path foul rule; expanded definition of “hostile act” for instant replay.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 23, 2018
NBA's Board of Governors will likely pass those three measures at meeting September 20-21. Rule changes need two-thirds approval of teams to pass. https://t.co/cT1UogxU1N— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 23, 2018
Commissioner Adam Silver hasn't been shy in bringing up potential changes to the league, mentioning a possible end to the one-and-done rule earlier this summer. Silver received a five-year extension in June through the 2023-24 season.
How might a reduced shot clock after an offensive rebound affect play? Will clear path fouls be more consistent around the league with a simplification? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Update: Wojnarowski provided more details on the changes that you can read here.
Under the changes to the clear path rule, a clear path to the basket would be in play in these three instances:
• “A personal foul is committed on any offensive player during his team’s transition scoring opportunity.”
• “When the foul occurs, the ball is ahead of the tip of the circle in the backcourt, no defensive is ahead of the offensive player with the scoring opportunity and that offensive player is in control of the ball or a pass to him has been released.”
• “The defensive foul deprives the offensive team of a transition scoring opportunity.”