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Old 08-26-14, 04:46 PM
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NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer
By Brian Mahoney | Associated Press
Posted Aug 26, 2014 4:50 PM


The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.


The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn and executive vice president of team marketing and business operations Amy Brooks in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.

Thorn says clearing the congestion behind the playing area was planned even before Indiana's Paul George broke his right leg when he crashed into the stanchion last month during a USA Basketball exhibition game.

"The conversations about this topic preceded Paul's injury by several years," Thorn said. "As a matter of fact, at our league meetings in July we informed our teams this was the direction we were going. But of course when an injury occurs like the one to Paul, it reaffirms the changes we have made and the need to continue to evaluate our policies."

The "escape lanes," the unoccupied area on either side of the stanchion to the closest photographer spot, will increase from 3 to 4 feet.

Only 20 camera positions, 10 on each baseline, will remain, down from 24 last season and 40 during the 2010-11 regular season. Each baseline can have six photo spots on one side of the basket and four on the other, and dance teams or other entertainers cannot be stationed along the baseline.

"We have been studying this issue consistently over the last four years and these are just the latest adjustments to make the baselines an even safer area for our players, our team attendants and the photographers," Thorn said. "Many of the incidents of contact between players and photographers are around the basket area, so we felt it made sense to increase the open area between the baskets and the first photographer to four feet."

Players have often been at risk of crashing into a camera when tumbling out of bounds behind the basket. The NBA experimented with limiting photography spots during last season's playoffs before deciding to make those changes permanent and mandating the bigger escape lanes.

"We will continue to examine this to ensure the safety of our players while at the same time allowing for the networks and media to properly capture images from our games," Thorn said. "We feel we have balanced those needs very well but will continue to review our processes throughout the season."
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Old 08-27-14, 08:48 AM
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All they did was clear space on the side by eliminating 2 camera men on each side of the stanchion. They didn't move the stanchion back at all. How does Thorn claim "when an injury occurs like the one to Paul, it reaffirms the changes we have made" when there isn't one thing done to address the mechanism by which Paul George broke his leg, that being the stanchion is too close to the court baseline for today's athletic players.
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All they did was clear space on the side by eliminating 2 camera men on each side of the stanchion. They didn't move the stanchion back at all. How does Thorn claim "when an injury occurs like the one to Paul, it reaffirms the changes we have made" when there isn't one thing done to address the mechanism by which Paul George broke his leg, that being the stanchion is too close to the court baseline for today's athletic players.
Good point but do we know that the stanchion in Las Vegas was NBA regulation? It was not an NBA event.

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Any changes that the NBA incorporate for the baseline area still have to pass the 'Pop' test, particularly if it concerns the cameramen and photographers. If Pop is happy, you'll hear my goofy laugh. Goooooooooolly.
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Good point but do we know that the stanchion in Las Vegas was NBA regulation? It was not an NBA event.

The Vegas stanchions are college specs, not NBA. They are a few feet further in.
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All they did was clear space on the side by eliminating 2 camera men on each side of the stanchion. They didn't move the stanchion back at all. How does Thorn claim "when an injury occurs like the one to Paul, it reaffirms the changes we have made" when there isn't one thing done to address the mechanism by which Paul George broke his leg, that being the stanchion is too close to the court baseline for today's athletic players.
Because the NBA stanchions don't need to be moved back, they're already further back than in Vegas.
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Old 08-28-14, 12:07 AM
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Good point. Didn't know they were closer. Nevermind then.
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After watching the FIBA games, I really love the amount of space around the court afforded the players. Does anybody know if this is a FIBA rule or whether it's consistent with Euro league play. If it is, the NBA should adopt it, but they would, I'm sure, encounter opposition from the owners who will side with allowing the 'paying' fan the opportunity of being up-close with the players and the game, while at the same time needing that much needed revenue to offset player salaries and other team expenses.
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The nba minimum is four feet. The stancion where George hurt his leg was three feet eleven inches, one inch less. It makes me wonder the maximum is...
Non-regulation basket stanchion may have caused Paul George's injury - SBNation.com
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