The NBA is reportedly planning on implementing major rule changes for the 2021-22 season and foreseeable future.
Per NBA insider Shams Charania, the NBA will try and limit shooting fouls initiated with non-basketball moves. The decision comes in the midst of increasing non-basketball moves used in an attempt to draw a foul.
"The NBA is planning to implement new rules to limit non-basketball moves used to draw fouls beginning next season, pending final discussion and approvals from the Competition Committee and Board of Governors, sources tell The Athletic," Charania wrote via The Athletic.
This potential rule change won't sit well with several NBA stars like James Harden, Damian Lillard and Trae Young. Plenty of players rely on drawing fouls and have to take advantage of the current rules to do so. A rule change is long overdue, but it's going to draw plenty of criticism from players around the NBA.
Non-basketball moves have plagued the flow of the game in recent years. Players take advantage by getting a defender to bite and then proceed to lean into the defender while going through a shooting motion.
Harden, Lillard and Young have made a living on such non-basketball moves. They'll have an entire summer to try and adjust their game to better meet the incoming rule changes.
The potential rule change will better help the flow of basketball while undercutting free-throw attempts and non-basketball moves.