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NBA to Test New Free-Throw Rule in G League

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The G League will serve as a testing ground for a new rule aimed at reducing time at the free-throw line.

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The NBA is set to experiment with a new rule in the G League in hopes of reducing the time teams spend at the free-throw line. The development league has served as the testing ground for several changes, and the newest alteration will significantly cut attempts from the charity stripe.

According to the press release from the NBA, fouls that warrant shots from the free-throw line that occur prior to the final two minutes of the fourth quarter will feature just one attempt. That single attempt will be weighted to the appropriate value.

Under the new experimental NBA G League rule, one free throw worth one, two or three points will be awarded in the event of any foul that would typically result in one, two or three free throws being shot under standard NBA rules. The experimental free throw rule will not apply during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter or the entirety of any overtime period.

You can read the full press release from the NBA by clicking here.