NBA to consider replay changes, flopping

Friday July 20th, 2012

The NBA is considering several rules changes, including expansion of replay and flopping. (Brett Deering/Getty Images)

The NBA Board of Governors are holding meetings in Las Vegas and are considering several rules changes, including expanded use of instant replay and flopping, reports If the new measures pass, the rules would go into effect next season.

Among the considered rules changes are letting referees review all flagrant fouls on video, new uses of instant replay, to include reviewing goaltending and seeing if a player was standing in the restricted area under the basket.

The fourth and final proposed rule change slated for a vote is letting teams choose to inbound the ball from the baseline or the sideline after timeouts. Previously, teams would have lost that choice by, for instance, inbounding and dribbling the ball before calling the timeout.

The draft lottery and flopping have come under fire recently and Commissioner David Stern said recently that he is considering punishment for those serial floppers.

"One of the things we're looking at is a postgame analysis of flopping," Stern said last month. "We could see something like (the current points system for technicals) ... If you continue to do this you have to suffer some consequences. What exactly that should be, and the progression is, is to be decided."

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