NBA Governors Board Makes Changes

NBA Board Of Governors Makes Changes That Will Impact Games Next Season

Don’t say the NBA doesn’t listen.

According to multiple reports the NBA board of governors are making a flurry of changes to the rules of the game.

In an effort to speed up games, the NBA is changing rules on timeouts, ESPN reports. Also, the league will move the trade deadline to Feb. 8, The Vertical reports. There are also reports from ESPN also saying that the NBA is trying to have teams playing on ABC Saturday Marquee games going in with a days rest.

The NBA will limit teams to two team timeouts in the final three minutes of a game, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.  Previously, three team timeouts were allowed in the final two minutes.

Also, Wojnarowski reported that the league’s Board of Governors voted to reduce the maximum number of timeouts per game by four — from 18 to 14.

Zach Lowe of ESPN followed up the WOJ report with this.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical reports that the Board of Governors voted to move the trade deadline from the Thursday following the All-Star break to the second Thursday of the month before the game. This season, that would be Feb. 8.

Lowe reported that his sources are saying the NBA is trying to give Marquee game teams to have a day rest the day prior. This makes sense allowing them to come in being well rested to hopefully play a better game to the National Audience.

NBA Governors Board Makes Changes
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