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NBA G League Implements Experimental Rules for 2018-19 Season

Official Release | October 12, 2018

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2018 The NBA G League, the NBA’s official minor league, today announced experimental rules changes for the 2018-19 season.  This season, the NBA G League will reset the shot clock to 14 seconds in advance situations and introduce the “transition take foul.”

14-Second Reset on Advance: The shot clock will reset to 14 seconds or will remain the same, whichever is lower, anytime the ball is advanced to the frontcourt following a reset (formerly known as a reset timeout) or a team timeout.

Transition Take Foul: A transition take foul occurs when a defender commits a take foul (a foul in which the defender does not make a play on the ball) against an offensive player who has the ball or has just released a pass; a foul is committed during a transition scoring opportunity; and a foul does not meet the criteria for a clear path foul.  The fouled team may select any player in the game to shoot one free throw and retains the ball at the point of interruption.

The NBA G League will continue to play with experimental rules that were already implemented, including two-minute overtime periods, the coach’s challenge, resets and the away-from-the-play foul rule.  Apart from experimental rules, the NBA G League plays with all other NBA rules.

The NBA G League routinely tests experimental rules and procedures.  This season, the NBA implemented a 14-second shot-clock reset in offensive rebounding situations, which was first tested in the NBA G League in the 2016-17 season.

The 2018-19 NBA G League season tips off on Nov. 2 with an all-time-high 27 teams competing in a 50-game regular season.

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