'Not this year': Stephen Curry shows us lunging attempt at 3-point foul that won't be rewarded this season

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There are a handful of things that, over the last couple of years, had actually ended up being very frustrating about NBA basketball, among which was the sheer uptick in 3-point shooters drawing phantom fouls by tossing themselves into closing — or perhaps frequently fixed — protectors. 

Thank the basketball gods the league chose to stop rewarding these bailout plays. This season, non-basketball moves/unnatural shooting movements utilized to draw contact will not be whistled as protective fouls, and if the contact started by the shooter is beyond minimal, a nasty will in fact be contacted the offending gamer, as ought to’ve held true long earlier. 

Below is a clip of Stephen Curry still attempting to play by the old guidelines in the Warriors’ preseason opener versus the Blazers on Monday, tossing himself forward in such an abnormal way that he needs to heave the ball with his left hand. 

In years past, Curry would’ve been heading to the line for 3 complimentary tosses. But as you can hear the Portland commentators state on the telecast: “Not this year.” For clearness, here are the abnormal offensive-player movements that will not be rewarded with a protective nasty call this season, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. 

NBA officiating personnels will be trained to recognize and correctly guideline obvious non-basketball actions to start contact with protector — such as an offending gamer introducing into a protector, quickly diverting off course, kicking leg at an irregular angle or his off-arm hooking protectors. If considered more than minimal (offending gamer’s contact affects the protector’s speed, speed, balance or rhythm), the play leads to an offending nasty. A no-call ought to result if the contact is considered minimal.

There is no concern this is an action in a much better instructions for NBA video games. 

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