The NBA extended the reach of its special Hack-a-Shaq rule. Previously the rule meant that off-the-ball fouls committed in the last two minutes of the 4th quarter gave the fouled team one shot, plus awarding them possession again. Now the rule will be applied in the last two minutes of all four quarters, not just at the end of games. Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan and other poor (and targeted) free throw shooters appreciate the change.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver told reporter Howard Beck that the league expects the Hack-a-Drummond type fouls to drop by 45%. Fan interest is expected to rise by a commensurate number.
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NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, addresses the rule changes that pertain to "Hack a Shaq" https://t.co/qVA7ngll4K
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