Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has claimed that players are still confused by a new rule introduced by the NBA ahead of the 2022/23 season.
The league decided to penalize the fouls made by players to stop a transition scoring opportunity, with the teams that attack being awarded one free throw and retaining possession of the ball.
“This new rule, I promise you, we still don’t understand it,” Curry told NBC during the Warriors’ 122-119 defeat to the Detroit Pistons.
“I don’t mind it, though, just as long as it’s being consistent.”
The NBA Board of Governors released a statement back in July to inform fans about the new change in regulations.
New NBA rule
“Beginning with the 2022-23 NBA season, the penalty for committing a take foul (a foul in which the defender does not make a play on the ball) to stop a transition scoring opportunity (which exists when, following a change in possession, the offensive team is continuously advancing the ball while it has an advantage based on the speed of the play, the position of the defenders or both) will be as follows,” reads the NBA’s statement.
“The offensive team will be awarded one free throw, which may be attempted by any player on the offensive team in the game at the time that the foul is committed.
The offensive team will retain possession of the ball.
“The defensive player who commits the take foul will be assessed a common personal foul.”