NBA alters rules to limit fouls on 'non-basketball moves'

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The NBA is revising its rules for the 2021-22 season in an effort to limit instances where players draw fouls using "non-basketball moves."

The league announced Thursday an "interpretive change in the officiating of overt, abrupt, or abnormal non-basketball moves by offensive players with the ball in an effort to draw fouls."

Two examples were provided that detail cases where defensive fouls have been called in previous seasons.

  • Where an offensive player uses a part of his body, usually a leg, to draw contact:
  • Where an offensive player uses his off-arm to gain an advantage:

Both of these non-basketball movements will now be considered an offensive foul during the 2021-22 campaign.

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NBA alters rules to limit fouls on 'non-basketball moves'
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