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James Harden, Trae Young, Luka Doncic the latest targets of league’s new plans

Luka Doncic, James Harden, Trae Young, NBA

The NBA has been making amends to change the way fouls are called and there seem to be some big-time changes coming this summer, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Monday.

Criticism has struck the NBA world, especially with players such as James Harden, Luka Doncic, and Trae Young who have been among the stars that find ways to draw fouls.

While it’s a part of the game, the inconsistencies have been evident and all three of those guys– among others– have been under fire for the way they draw fouls and head to the free-throw line time and time again.

Wojnarowski also reported that the proposed changes would be put into effect for the 2021-2022 season and they will meet over the summer to discuss further plans.

While Harden and Young are the obvious candidates to be affected, Wojnarowski also mentioned the Dallas Mavericks star who has the league buzzing on a nightly basis.

This issue has been on the table for quite some time and now it seems that the NBA and the teams are finally trying to get something done.

For Trae Young, he averaged just over five free throws per game in his rookie season and watched that number ballo to 9.3 and then 8.7 in this past season. Harden has been known for a long time as somebody that goes to the line far too often, although his free throw averages have gone down a bit since he joined the Brooklyn Nets.

Nonetheless, the NBA is trying to finalize something to change the rule for the betterment of the game, especially with the level of officiating in today’s NBA.

While this is good news for the league, some of the players and teams will have issues with the rule change, if it does end up going through.