Patrick Beverley says he has no handle on new NBA rules
Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has some thoughts on the new NBA rules. Pretty short, sweet to the point.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) October 29, 2018
It is not known on what new rules Beverley is referring to and if he is getting a better handle on them. However, the most significant rule change is the shot clock reset. Here it is explained per NBA communications.
Shot Clock Reset – The shot clock will reset to 14 seconds in three scenarios: after an offensive rebound of a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim; after a loose ball foul is called on the defensive team immediately following a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim; or after the offensive team gets possession of the ball after it goes out of bounds immediately following a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim.
This may be the new rule Beverley is referring too. In the past, if a team misses a shot and gets an offensive rebound, the shot clock would reset to 24. However, with the change to 14, it could be easy to forget sometimes.
The officials are also concentrating a number of news things this season than they have in the past as well.
As for Beverley’s, it may take him a couple of weeks to a month to adjust to the new rules. It also would make some sense for teams to practice these new rules so the players can get a better feel for them.
It will be interesting to see if Beverley gets asked this again in a month or so.