NBA board of governors OKs rule decreasing timeouts

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    NBA board of governors OKs rule decreasing timeouts

    NBA Board of Governors approves rule to drop timeouts from 18 to 14 per game
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    14 time outs is ridiculous.

    18 is absurd.

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    14 timeouts?! Just another reason I don't watch the NBA.

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    Even more importantly, they can now only take two timeouts in the last two minutes. Hopefully this will put more flow back into the game and keep the last two minutes taking forever to finish.

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    Hello, isnt this a bigger deal?


    The board also approved moving the trade deadline from the Thursday after the NBA All-Star Game to the Thursday 10 days before the game.

    Silver said the NBA moved its trade deadline up to help any players that are traded at the deadline. When the deadline came after the All-Star break in the past, players who were traded did not have much time to acclimate themselves and move, especially if the trade sent a player cross country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Even more importantly, they can now only take two timeouts in the last two minutes. Hopefully this will put more flow back into the game and keep the last two minutes taking forever to finish.
    Isnt the whole point of a time out to stop flow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Isnt the whole point of a time out to stop flow?
    Sure...it can be. There are lots of reasons to call a time out. However, with each team calling time outs after every possession or two during the last 1-2 minutes of the game, the game borders on unwatchable, not to mention the fact it takes forever to play those last two minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Sure...it can be. There are lots of reasons to call a time out. However, with each team calling time outs after every possession or two during the last 1-2 minutes of the game, the game borders on unwatchable, not to mention the fact it takes forever to play those last two minutes.
    How is it different than someone fouling someone? That stops the flow as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    How is it different than someone fouling someone? That stops the flow as well.
    There is a penalty for fouling, the other team shoots FTs and can extend or close the lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    How is it different than someone fouling someone? That stops the flow as well.
    I don't like that either, although there is at least a penalty (the free throw) and it only stops the game momentarily. Too many stoppages interrupts the flow and makes the game less fun to watch. Reducing timeouts improves the current situation. It makes the game better and more watchable.

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    The timeouts in the NBA are not like in college. Most NBA timeouts are linked to scheduled TV timeouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    The timeouts in the NBA are not like in college. Most NBA timeouts are linked to scheduled TV timeouts.
    College has 8 TV timeouts as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Hello, isnt this a bigger deal?


    The board also approved moving the trade deadline from the Thursday after the NBA All-Star Game to the Thursday 10 days before the game.

    Silver said the NBA moved its trade deadline up to help any players that are traded at the deadline. When the deadline came after the All-Star break in the past, players who were traded did not have much time to acclimate themselves and move, especially if the trade sent a player cross country.
    No, it is not a bigger deal because it doesn't add value to the actual games like restricting timeouts. All this rule does is prevent us from having any Boogie Cousins situations after the All Star Game, and who wants to lose those?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    College has 8 TV timeouts as well.
    I realize that. In the NBA though, teams are required to take called timeouts at certain times of the game that count against their total. There are not scheduled TV timeouts like there are in the NCAA every four minutes on a deadball.

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