The NBA continues to tweak its rules as the offseason rolls on. The Association announced from Las Vegas today that it’s changing a number of late-game rules in an effort to speed up play and create more exciting finishes. Fresh off the heels of moving the trade deadline to before the All-Star Game, the rules further tweak how you’ll be watching basketball come this fall.
The main points of emphasis? The elimination of a distinction between a “full” and “team” timeout, timeout distribution spread out throughout the entire game and fewer timeouts in the final minutes of each game. Here are the rule changes in full: