Summary of “The NBA Has Some New Rule Changes, and We Have a Few Questions”

Among the changes: There will be fewer timeouts during games, and teams will have a shorter window than before to pull off trades before the deadline.
What do the new rules mean for the trade deadline, for All-Star weekend, and for strength and conditioning? We have questions about the upcoming season, which will start on October 17, a week earlier than last year, and the same day as Gucci Mane’s wedding.
Fixing Hack-a-Shaq is more complicated than taking away timeouts or moving up the trade deadline; it’s an in-game judgment of whether or not a foul is intentionally stopping the offense.
Uggetti: Do the league’s owners take pride and joy in watching DeAndre Jordan be humiliated at the free throw line? If pace and speed are of utmost importance, and enough to cut down on timeouts, a real part of the game, then there’s no reason why the NBA can’t amend its intentional fouling rule.
As Dan Feldman pointed out here the NBA will lose out on the momentum that is usually created between the All-Star break and the second half of the season.
Players live where they play, and having to move homes and families to a different city after a sudden trade in the middle of the season is not ideal.
Putting the trade deadline before the All-Star Game does allow them more time to facilitate their move.
Wait, what happens if an Eastern Conference All-Star gets traded to the West? And vice versa?Uggetti: In 2008, then-Denver Nugget Allen Iverson got traded for then-Detroit Piston Chauncey Billups.

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