In a major reform in the league, there are three potential rule changes likely coming to the NBA in the 2018-19 season. The NBA’s board of governors will be focusing on changes to the shot clock, clear path foul, and ‘hostile act’ rules.
The news reported by Adrian Woj and Shams Charania and according to them the guidelines for the new rule changes are-
• “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 back-court, no defensive player 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.”
The new hostile rule will include that if a player tries to harm another player by elbow, kicks, punch then he may be ejected from the game.
Another rule includes the shot clock resetting to 14 seconds (instead of 24) after an offensive rebound.