NBA Approves Exciting Rule Changes for '23-24 season
Stakes Content Team


In a recent gathering at the NBA 2K24 Summer League in Las Vegas, the NBA announced the approval of two significant rule changes that will take effect in the upcoming season.


After years of advocating for an additional coach’s challenge, teams and coaches have finally seen their wish granted. Starting next season, if a team successfully wins their first challenge earlier in the game, they will be awarded a second opportunity to challenge a call later in the contest. However, it’s important to note that teams will not regain a timeout for their second challenge, even if it proves successful.

Addressing the issue of flopping, the NBA has introduced a new rule that aims to discourage players from embellishing contact to deceive referees. Under this regulation, when a referee identifies a flop, a non-unsportsmanlike technical foul will be called on the player’s team. Additionally, the opposing team will be awarded a free throw.


The existing postgame flop violation structure will remain intact, with fines adjusted to align with those for technical fouls. Players will face fines starting at $2,000 for each offense, with the amount increasing for repeated violations. However, during games, calling out a flop will result in the opposing team being awarded a free throw. To evaluate the effectiveness of the new flopping rule, the NBA plans to implement it on a trial basis for one year.




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