The NBA is looking to make some substantial changes to its game for the 2023-24 season.
Each offseason the NBA Board of Governors looks for ways to improve the game.
They have come up with two fundamental changes that will be voted on in the next few weeks.
According to Shams Charania, the NBA will look to approve an in-game penalty for flopping and a second coach’s challenge if the first is successful.
Sources: The NBA Board of Governors will vote on July 11 to approve two changes that would begin in the 2023-24 season:
– In-game penalty for flops resulting in technical foul free throw (trial basis)
– A second coach’s challenge awarded if first challenge is successful
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2023
Both of their changes would substantially impact the upcoming season.
Fans have been clamoring for there to be some type of penalty for all the flopping.
Players on every team have learned to flop, which is a major issue.
Penalizing players that flop is a great way to get it to stop.
Also, the coach’s challenge was just recently introduced into the NBA.
But it never made sense for a team only to get one challenge if they got it correct.
Adding the second challenge is fair as the NBA refs have been known to make numerous blunders throughout games.
It will be interesting to see how strict the NBA is with the flopping rule.
Sometimes it is hard to judge when a player is flopping.
But stopping the game each time a player flops seems far too time-consuming.
Even though it will be on a trial basis it should help the league become more watchable.
NBA fans have to be glad that the league is looking to make changes to improve the game.