On this play, the defender does not establish a legal position in the path of the dribbler and he makes illegal contact with the dribbler. The ball is awarded to the opposing team on the sideline at the point of interruption but no nearer to the baseline than the foul line extended. A defender is permitted to establish his legal guarding position in the path of a dribbler, thus “beating him to the spot.” To get into a legal position, the defender needs to establish himself in the path of the offensive player before contact is made. It applies to secondary defenders and was established to ensure offensive players have room to drive to the basket, without allowing defensive players an unfair advantage in drawing an offensive foul. A charge, or player-control foul, occurs when a dribbler charges into a defender who has already established his position. 17 player. I ran across this article by Dennis Hans of HoopsHype as a link from an article today about what's wrong with the NBA's officiating (not the officials, BTW, but the instructions from their supervisors). The defenders may double-team any player. The NBA's board of governors have approved three rule changes which will take effect at the beginning of preseason, with the proposals having been presented earlier in the summer. A player may not use any part of his leg to intentionally move or secure the ball. New possession is created in the lower defensive box and the restricted area does not apply.Click Video Here. Throughout the 2011-12 season, we will be posting on this page explanations to some of the NBA’s more complicated rules to help fans better enjoy the game. A player cannot run with the ball. A charging call results in a change of possession and counts as a personal foul toward the player who committed the violation. Block / Charge. If he drops the ball while in the air, he may not be the first to touch the ball. On this play, the replay clearly shows that the secondary defender did establish legal position prior to the offensive player starting his upward motion, and the defender’s feet are completely outside the Restricted Area. Allowance may be made for a player who, having been in this area for less than three seconds, is in the act of shooting at the end of the third second. Kicking the ball or striking it with any part of the leg is a violation when it is an intentional act.  The ball accidentally striking the foot, the leg or fist is not a violation. In (b) above, free throws may or may not be awarded, consistent with whether the penalty is in effect (. If the player is on the ground inside the restricted area, with his arms “vertical” when contact occurs, he will be assessed a blocking foul. Play 4: Legal Play. This violation most often occurs when a player is dribbling the ball to drive to the basket and "charges" into an opposing player near the basket. Here are four plays (with explanation and video) to help explain the rule. 40 60. Charging… PENALTY: Loss of ball. No portion of NBA.com In (a) above, if there is a violation by each team, or if the official makes a bad toss, the toss shall be repeated with the same jumpers. However, he must always allow an airborne offensive player the space to land. Block-Charge: . A player may not assist himself in an attempt to score by using any part of the rim, net, backboard or basket support to lift, hold or raise himself. 10 43. The Wall Street Journal once dedicated an entire article to this phenomenon.. Usually, they tack on a couple extra inches. No violation can occur if the ball is batted away by an opponent. Upon ending his dribble or gaining control of the ball, a player may not touch the floor consecutively with the same foot (hop). Whichever offensive player committed the foul has it tallied, and after either five or six fouls (depending on the league rules) they foul out of the game. In this situation, the player may not pivot with either foot and if one or both feet leave the floor the ball must be released before either returns to the floor. Secondary defender establishes a legal position outside the restricted area.Click Video Here. Such flops are charged as blocking fouls or no-calls. In (a) above, the ball is awarded to the opposing team on the sideline nearest the spot of the violation. The "No Charge Zone" is a half-circle underneath the hoop where defensive players are not allowed to draw offensive fouls. The Restricted Area does not apply in several situations, one of which is when new possession occurs inside the Lower Defensive Box (the area from the bottom tip of the free throw circle to the baseline between the two 3′ posted-up marks). The defensive player may establish a legal guarding position in the path of the offensive player who received a pass inside the lower defensive box, regardless of speed or distance, by beating him to the spot. A charging foul is an offensive foul that occurs when illegal contact is made by pushing, moving or charging into a stationary defender. This is an example of an offensive foul for charging, where the Restricted Area does not apply. Punishment for Charging Fouls. If that continuous motion ceases, the previous 3-second count is continued. Section VIII—Eight-Second Rule A team shall not be in continuous possession of a ball which is in its backcourt for more than 8 consecutive seconds. NBA players lie about their height all the time. In starting a dribble after (1) receiving the ball while standing still, or (2) coming to a legal stop, the ball must be out of the player’s hand before the pivot foot is raised off the floor. EXCEPTION (1): A new 8 seconds is awarded if the defense: (1) kicks or punches the ball, (2) is assessed a personal or technical foul, or (3) is issued a delay of game warning. On this play, the defensive player jumps straight up and down in an attempt to contest his opponent’s field goal attempt. Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. In most basketball associations not named the NBA, there is something called a one-and-one. Welcome to the 2018-19 NBA Rulebook. A progressing player who jumps off one foot on the first step may land with both feet simultaneously for the second step. All the NBA needs to do is appropriate that protocol. It is not so much that the official rules changed, but that officiating did. The ball is awarded to the opposing team on the sideline, nearest spot of the violation but no nearer the baseline than the foul line extended. In this video, an official breaks down the key basketball rules for charging. The no-charge semi-circle lines are part of the no-charge semi-circle areas. 41 60. If a violation is whistled during a successful field goal attempt, the violation shall be ignored and play shall resume as after any successful basket. NBA "No Charge Zone" The NBA has an additional rule regarding offensive fouls that the high school and college level do not have. To get into a legal position, the defender needs to establish himself in the path of the offensive player before contact is made, thus “beating him to the spot,” and before he starts his upward shooting motion. Section VII—Defensive Three-Second Rule. A thrower-in shall not (1) carry the ball onto the court; (2) fail to release the ball within 5 seconds; (3) touch it on the court before it has touched another player; (4) leave the designated throw-in spot which is one step to his left or right; (5) throw the ball so that it enters the basket before touching anyone on the court; (6) step on the court over the boundary line before the ball is released; (7) throw the ball out-of-bounds without it being touched by a player in the game; (8) exit the playing surface to gain an advantage on a throw-in; (9) hand the ball to a player on the court. protest ..... comments on rule f … PENALTY: Loss of ball. A player shall not be the last to touch a ball which rises above the rim level within the cylinder from below. A player shall not kick the ball or strike it with the fist. Intended to allow young athletes time to mature before entering the NBA… 6: Putting Ball in Play – Live/Dead Ball, RULE NO. On this play, the defensive player establishes a legal guarding position in the Restricted Area in the path of the offensive player who received the ball in the Lower Defensive Box. A player may not be the first to touch his own pass unless the ball touches his back- board, basket ring or another player. 11: Basket Interference – Goaltending, NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee Guide. A player shall not run with the ball without dribbling it. 2 12a. The team is also punished as the play results in a turnover and the defensive team getting possession of the ball. Maintain a vertical trajectory … The ball is awarded to the opposing team on the sideline, near- est the spot of the violation but no nearer the baseline than the foul line extended. Was it a block or a charge? Block-Charge: An on-ball, block-charge situation occurs when contact is made between an offensive player (who is moving in a particular direction or trying to change directions) and defensive player. The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved two rule changes for instant replay, including a Coach’s Challenge that will be adopted on a one-year trial basis starting with the 2019-20 season. If the violation or foul occurs prior to the ball being legally tapped, neither the game clock or shot clock shall be started. A player may not assist a teammate to gain height while attempting to score. "The NBA Board of Governors today unanimously approved rules changes in advance of the 2018-19 season," the league announced via their official website on Friday. An offensive player shall not leave the playing area of the court without returning immediately and cannot repeatedly leave and re-enter the court. In 1972, they instituted a rule prohibiting players attempting to take a charge from flopping: “An official could charge the ‘actor’ with a technical foul if in the official’s opinion the actor was making a travesty of the game.” iv ii. Play 2: Charge. EXCEPTION: (1) injury, (2) inbounding the ball on a throw-in and (3) any other unusual circumstance. The count ends when (1) the player picks up the ball, (2) dribbles above the free throw line extended or (3) a defensive player deflects the ball away. THE NBA RULE AUTHORITY TOPIC 1: BLOCK-CHARGE. If the defender is guarding the player with the ball, he may be located in the 16-foot lane. An offensive player in his frontcourt below the free throw line extended shall not be permitted to dribble with his back or side to the basket for more than five seconds. PENALTY: Loss of ball. EXCEPTION: On a throw-in which goes out of bounds and is not touched by a player in the game, the ball is returned to the original throw-in spot. The shot clock shall remain the same as when play was interrupted or reset to 14 seconds, whichever is greater. There’s an aesthetic argument to be made, as camping out and trying to draw a charge when a … NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee Guide. A secondary defensive player cannot be in a legal guarding position, even if stationary, inside the “Restricted Area,” if the offensive player receives the ball outside the lower defensive box, unless he jumps vertically in an attempt to defend the shot. may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. A player in control of a dribble who steps on or outside a boundary line, even though not touching the ball while on or outside that boundary line, shall not be allowed to return inbounds and continue his dribble. Under these conditions, the 3-second count is discontinued while his continuous motion is toward the basket. For years, the block-charge call in college hoops had seemed to inherently favor the defensive player, which is one reason the NCAA installed the NBA-tested charge semicircle in … 9 12a. In order to draw an offensive charge the defensive player must establish legal guarding positioning in the path of the offensive player. The Restricted Area is the area within the arched line on the court below the rim. During a jump ball, a personal foul committed prior to either team obtaining possession, shall be ruled a “loose ball” foul. Section XVI—Five-Second Back-to-the-Basket Violation. b e. b exception b. f c. f a, b. Note also that the defender must establish legal guarding position prior to the start of the offensive player’s upward motion. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. No points will be allowed and the ball is turned over. The NBA has to do something about drawing charges. A team shall not be in continuous possession of a ball which is in its backcourt for more than 8 consecutive seconds. The Coach’s Challenge allows the team one opportunity to review a decision per game. PENALTY: Loss of ball. An offensive player shall not remain for more than three seconds in that part of his free throw lane between the endline and extended 4’ (imaginary) off the court and the farther edge of the free throw line while the ball is in control of his team. Charging Foul One of the keys to maintaining possesion of the ball on offense is body control. A player who gathers the ball while dribbling may take two steps in coming to a stop, passing, or shooting the ball. PENALTY: A technical foul shall be assessed. The National Basketball Association (NBA) added a rule in 1997 to cut down on flopping near the basket, adding a 4-foot (1.22 meter) "dotted line area" around the center of the basket to help prevent flops. If the violation is by the offense, the ball is awarded to the opposing team on the sideline nearest the spot of the violation but no nearer to the baseline than the free throw line extended. 39 40. Rulebook Archive. A player shall not be the first to touch a ball which he or a teammate caused to go from frontcourt to backcourt while his team was in control of the ball. If he jumps with both feet he must release the ball before either foot touches the floor. The ball is awarded to the opposing team at the original spot of the throw-in. If the defender does not get into a legal guarding position before contact occurs, it is a blocking foul on the defender. A player shall not be the last to touch the ball before it goes out-of-bounds. Ball is awarded to the opposing team on the sideline nearest the spot of the violation but no nearer the baseline than the foul line extended. The first step occurs when a foot, or both feet, touch the floor after gaining control of the ball. Taking a look at the views on one-and-done, former cases of prep-to-pro players and what a potential change to the NBA's age eligibility rule could mean for … Any defensive player may play any offensive player. The site features the NBA Rulebook, NBA Video Rulebook and NBA Replay Archive. The 3-second count shall not begin until the ball is in control in the offensive team’s frontcourt. A player may not dribble a second time after he has voluntarily ended his first dribble. As the contact on the play is initiated by the offensive player, and it is marginal, the defender is legal. 1: Court Dimensions – Equipment, RULE NO 3: Players, Substitutes and Coaches, RULE NO. NBA Official is your source for the latest news and information about the NBA officiating program. PENALTY: Loss of ball. This is an example of an airborne defensive player maintaining verticality in a legal defensive play. may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. If the violation is by the defense while the ball is in play, the offensive team retains possession of the ball on the sideline nearest the spot of the violation but no nearer the baseline than the foul line extended. Secondary defender in the restricted area jumps vertically to defend a shot.. Play 1: Block. If the violation occurs during a throw-in, the opposing team retains possession at the spot of the original throw-in with all privileges, if any, A player shall not violate the jump ball rule (. Any defensive player, who is positioned in the 16-foot lane or the area extending 4 feet past the lane endline, must be actively guarding an opponent within three seconds.  Actively guarding means being within arm’s length of an offensive player and in a guarding position. PENALTY: Loss of ball. RULE NO. When a player receives the ball outside the lower defensive box (the area between the three-foot posted-up marks, the bottom tip of the circle, and the endline), the defensive player must allow the offensive player the space to stop and/or change directions (or land, stop and/or change directions, if landing). PENALTY: Loss of ball. Defender hedges on a pick’n roll and does not establish a legal position. A player who gathers the ball while progressing may take (1) two steps in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball, or (2) if he has not yet dribbled, one step prior to releasing the ball. Jim Rogash/Getty Images. Jordan needed about 5 steps without having to dribble to do his famous poster dunks, so the referees lost their whistles. He may not even be the first player to touch the ball after he has re-established a position inbounds. The defensive player must be set in position and cannot move laterally in order for a charge to be called. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. Play 3: Charge. comments on rule h. 12a comments on rule j. 12a comments on rule g. 3 v. v v. ii iii. All rights reserved. The defender is permitted to establish his legal guarding position in the path of the dribbler regardless of his speed and distance. Section XIV—Offensive Screen Set Out-of-Bounds. The count starts when the offensive team is in control of the ball in the frontcourt. Welcome to our first installment of the NBA Rule Authority. A player who attempts a field goal may not be the first to touch the ball if it fails to touch the backboard, basket ring or another player. A charging foul always results in a personal foul for the guilty party. EXCEPTION (2): A new 8 seconds is awarded: (1) if play is suspended to administer Comments on the Rules—N—Infection Control, (2) when a team gains control of a jump ball in the backcourt, or (3) during a frontcourt throw-in into the backcourt in the last two minutes of the fourth and last two minutes of any overtime period. The ball is awarded to the opposing team on the sideline at the free throw line extended. Once the offensive player passes the ball, the defender must actively guard an opponent or exit the 16-foot lane. The ball is awarded to the opposing team out-of-bounds on the nearest sideline at the free throw line extended. 12a 1. NCAA makes changes to block/charge and elbow rules The college hoops game will be improved next season thanks to adjustments that will give the offense more freedom -- … Section XV—Offensive Player Out-of-Bounds. If he gets to a legal guarding position before contact occurs, it is an offensive foul. Scenario: Boston's Christian Watford barrels into Brooklyn's Cory Jefferson right around the restricted area. This is an example of a defensive foul for illegal contact on the perimeter. In 2005, the NBA created a rule that prevented 18-year-old high school seniors from jumping directly to pro basketball. The ball is awarded to the opposing team at the boundary line nearest the spot of the violation. In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent. It applies to secondary defenders and was established to ensure offensive players have room to drive to the basket, without allowing defensive players an unfair advantage in drawing an offensive foul. EXCEPTION: After a field goal or free throw as a result of a personal foul or the start of a period, the thrower-in may run the end line or pass to a teammate behind the end line. PENALTY: Loss of ball. comments on rule e 9. A player who lands with one foot first may only pivot using that foot. First up is the NBA’s Block-Charge rule, which involves contact between an offensive and defensive player. Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. If another defender actively guards the player with the ball, the original defender must actively guard an opponent or exit the 16-foot lane. A player who comes to a stop on step one when both feet are on the floor or touch the floor simultaneously may pivot using either foot as his pivot. 40 9. Secondary defender in the restricted area jumps vertically to defend a shot.Click Video Here. On Ball Defenders. A player who falls to the floor while holding the ball, or while coming to a stop, may not gain an advantage by sliding. An offensive player shall not leave the playing area of the floor on the endline in the frontcourt for the purpose of setting a screen. Here are the biggest rule differences between Division I men’s basketball and the NBA: Game time NCAA: Regulation games run for a total of 40 minutes, split into two 20-minute halves. The second step occurs after the first step when the other foot touches the floor, or both feet touch the floor simultaneously. Today’s Officials; 2019-20 NBA Officiating Roster; 2019-20 Officials Guide On Ball Charging Fouls. In the NCAA for instance, … Players routinely initiate illegal contact to purposely affect the play, hoping it is seen as too minor to be ruled a … No portion of NBA.com Click Video Here. The penalty for a backcourt foul became two shots – three to make two if you are over the limit. 12a 12a. A player shall not be allowed excessive and/or vigorous swinging of the elbows in swinging motion (no contact) when a defensive player is nearby and the offensive player has the ball. A player who is dribbling may not put any part of his hand under the ball and (1) carry it from one point to another or (2) bring it to a pause and then continue to dribble again. A charge is physical contact between an offensive player and a defensive player. Even if he is positioned inside the Restricted Area, a secondary defender does not commit a blocking foul if contact is made while he is jumping vertically in an attempt to defend the shot (but he would commit a blocking foul if he were trying to draw an offensive foul instead of trying to defend the shot or did not jump vertically). To be considered legal and to draw an offensive foul, a secondary defensive player must establish legal position prior to the offensive player starting his upward motion, and the defender must have both feet established completely outside the Restricted Area line. June 2020 OFFICIAL BASKETBALL RULES 2020 Page 9 of 96 The no-charge semi-circle areas are completed by imaginary lines joining the ends of the parallel lines directly below the front edges of the backboards. If a player, with the ball in his possession, raises his pivot foot off the floor, he must pass or shoot before his pivot foot returns to the floor. 31 39. A player who receives the ball while standing still may pivot, using either foot as the pivot foot. He may establish a legal guarding position inside the Restricted Area if the offensive player received the ball inside the lower defensive box or he is the primary defender. During a jump ball, a try for a goal, or a situation in which a player taps the ball away from a congested area, as during rebounding, in an attempt to get the ball out where player control may be secured, the ball is not in control of either team. The National Basketball Association's restricted zone arc extends to a radius of 4 feet from the basket, stopping where the ends of the arc are directly under the backboard. The offensive team retains possession on the sideline at the free throw line extended nearest the point of interruption. 59 32. vii i. iv i. vi vi. November 30, 2020. The defensive three-second count is suspended when: (1) a player is in the act of shooting, (2) there is a loss of team control, (3) the defender is actively guarding an opponent, (4) the defender completely clears the 16-foot lane or (5) it is imminent the defender will become legal. This is an example of an offensive foul for charging, with a defender legally positioned outside the Restricted Area. The ball is awarded to the opposing team at the midcourt line. As a player, you must throw it from the spot you catch the ball … The Restricted Area is the area within the arched line on the court below the rim. That rule, used in the last two minutes of regulation play, provided for a jump ball, between the fouling player and the player fouled, after each successful foul throw. Hence, the restriction on first touching does not apply. Just below is our plain-English explanation of the Block-Charge rule, followed by four video examples. This is also true if it is imminent the offensive player will exit this area. NBA Charge Foul rules . Of course there are exceptions, such as when an offensive player leads with a foot or knee. A player may dribble a second time if he lost control of the ball because of: A field goal attempt at his basket, provided the ball touches the backboard or basket ring. Play 4: Legal Play. In an attempt to take a charge, Frazier hit the deck and sprained his left wrist. Check back for additional installments and other topics or sign up for twitter alerts @NBAOfficial, and be sure to check out nba.com/videorulebook for a variety of explanatory rule videos. A player fouls out on reaching a limit on personal fouls for the game and is disqualified from participation in the remainder of the game. PENALTY: Loss of ball. This defender is not required to be in an actively guarding/arms distance position. It is the most common type of foul in basketball. The present two-minute rule was eliminated. 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