NBA tightens traveling violations with new language

first_imgPlayers can take two steps in coming to a stop, shooting or passing the ball. If he has not dribbled he gets one step before releasing the ball to start his dribble.A player who gathers the ball from his dribble can take two steps in coming to a stop, shooting or passing, with the first step taking place when one or both feet touch the floor after the “gather”.NBA players, coaches and referees will be able to consult a training video on the change starting next week ahead of next month’s start of the 2019-20 season.Teams will be able to amend their starting lineup for exceptional circumstances, including but not limited to players injuring themselves in pre-game warmups.ADVERTISEMENT “One of the most misunderstood rules in our game is how traveling is interpreted and appropriately called,” said Byron Spruell, NBA president of league operations.“Revising the language of certain areas of the rule is part of our three-pronged approach to address the uncertainty around traveling. This approach also includes an enforcement plan to make traveling a point of emphasis for our officiating staff, along with an aggressive education plan to increase understanding of the rule by players, coaches, media and fans.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The text of the rule will indicate how many steps a player may take after he “gathers” the ball, a concept used by NBA officials for many years but one that has not, until now, been spelled out in league rules.Gathering the ball happens when a player receives a pass or recovers a loose ball with enough control to hold it, change hands, shoot, pass or hold the ball against his body. View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Head coach Scott Brooks of the Washington Wizards looks for a traveling call against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPNBA club owners on Friday announced they have approved new language in the league rule book clarifying traveling violations so officials can better apply the regulations in games.The NBA board of governors also approved a new rule requiring starting lineups be submitted 30 minutes before tipoff rather than 10 minutes in advance, that and the traveling rule change both being recommended unanimously by the league’s competition committee.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Jaydee Tungcab makes impact on both ends of floor in UP’s latest win Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Becoming his own manlast_img read more