A few months ago the National Basketball Association introduced new rules to improve the pace and flow of #NBA games next season. These new rules are regarding certain timeout instances and the shortening of breaks in between quarters. A month after, the NBA #Board Of Governors also announced a more player-friendly schedule in the hope of minimizing resting of players for next season. The new schedule will feature substantially less back to back games thus minimizing the workload of players.

NBA commissioner can now fine teams for resting players

For the past couple of years, the resting of NBA players started to become a practice in the League.

But last year it seems like NBA fans and stakeholders were complaining because NBA teams are trying to rob them of an exciting game by resting their star players. Adrian Wojnarowski of NBA ESPN has reported that the Board of Governors has approved a new legislation with regards to the resting of players for next season. The NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, now has the discretion to fine teams for resting players. Two specific instances stated was resting multiple players outside of unusual circumstances and resting healthy players in Nationally televised game like ESPN, ABC, and TNT.

The NBA hopes to see a decrease in NBA players resting, especially with the new player friendly schedule to take effect in the upcoming regular season. With the new schedule in place, it seems very likely that we will see a substantial decrease of NBA players resting in nationally televised games.

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NBA Draft Lottery reform now set to take place in 2019

The NBA draft rules have been in the league for a number of years now. But throughout the years we have seen a substantial increase of instances where teams are tanking in order to get the first pick in the NBA Draft. The NBA Board of Governors now is looking to minimize teams tanking and losing on purpose for the sake of draft picks. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has reported that the NBA Board of Governors has approved a #Draft Lottery reform for 2019.

The reform will feature a new percentage chance on acquiring the first pick. The top three worst teams in the season will all equally share a 14 percent chance of acquiring the 1st overall pick in the draft rather than a descending percentage of 25, 19.9, and 15.6. The vote ended with 28 in favor, one voting against it (Oklahoma City Thunder), and one abstaining (Dallas Mavericks).

The reform will feature a new percentage chance on acquiring the first pick. The top three worst teams in the season will all equally share a 14 percent chance of acquiring the 1st overall pick in the draft rather than a descending percentage of 25, 19.9, and 15.6. The vote ended with 28 in favor, one voting against it (Oklahoma City Thunder), and one abstaining (Dallas Mavericks).