Sources: NBA considering three rule changes for 2018-19 season

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The proposed rule changes will be voted on from Sept. 20-21. (AP)
The proposed rule changes will be voted on from Sept. 20-21. (AP)

The NBA’s Board of Governors will vote on three potential rule changes that would begin for the 2018-19 season, including the shot clock resetting to 14 seconds (instead of 24) after an offensive rebound, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The G League has had the shot clock reset to 14 seconds after an offensive rebound the past two seasons, and the proposed change is expected to quicken the pace of the NBA game.

The league’s competition committee unanimously recommended the rule changes to the Board of Governors, league sources said. The recommendations also include simplification of the clear-path foul rule and an expanded definition of a “hostile act” triggering instant replay, league sources said. Altercations between players that are “not part of a normal basketball play” or in which a player “intentionally or recklessly harms or attempts to harm another player” are currently considered hostile acts, according to the NBA rulebook. 

The Board of Governors will vote on the rule changes in meetings from Sept. 20-21, and the measures will require approval from two-thirds of the league’s teams to pass.

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