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14-second clock after offensive rebound among new NBA rules

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM


The shot clock will be reset to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds next season, down from 24, and the NBA has made alterations to two other rules.

The clear-path foul was simplified and the definition of a hostile act expanded for purposes of triggering an instant replay review.

The changes were approved unanimously by NBA owners on Friday.

A team grabbing the rebound of its own missed shot has been given the full shot clock. Under the new rule in effect in the NBA G League since 2016 - 17 and international basketball since 2014 - 15 the clock will go to 14 after an offensive rebound of a missed shot or free throw that hit the rim; when a loose-ball foul is called on the defensive team following a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim; or when the offensive team gets the ball after it goes out of bounds after a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim.

Referees will no longer need to make judgement calls whether a defender was between (or had the opportunity to be between) the offensive player with the transition scoring opportunity and the basket in order for a clear-path foul.