The final Confirmation of using the Play-in system in the NBA
Owners of NBA basketball clubs are in favor of the adoption of the Play-in eligibility system for the Playoff knockout stages.
The owners of NBA basketball clubs voted Tuesday in favor of the adoption of the Play-in qualifying system for the Playoff knockout rounds, tightening laws on teams that make deliberate mistakes to prevent registration during quick bounces, starting in the 2022-2023 season.
The decision was taken following unanimous recommendations by the competition committee in NBA on the amendments associated with the two regulations.
The league’s curators adopted the Play-in system as the start of one season (2020-2021) before the new season takes place in 2021-2022.
This system allows clubs that finish the regular season between seventh and tenth places with the highest winning percentage in both the eastern and western regions, to compete between them to determine the seventh and eighth places eligible for the Playoff.
The Playin games take place from 11 to 14 April, between the end of the regular season on 9 and the start of the knockout stages on 15.
In contrast, the strictest punishment for deliberate errors by defenders to prevent scoring during quick rebounds which means “take” a foul, when defenders deliberately do not play on the ball, would be one free throw, with the attacking team retaining the ball.
Previously, during similar cases, the law provided for the attacking team to be given the ball from outside the field boundary.
Clubs will be allowed to make such errors in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime without the heaviest penalty, an exception that allows defensive teams to continue using the error tactic to stop the passage of time while attempting to return or to prevent a team from getting the chance to shoot from three-pointers.
If an attacking player makes a mistake during the shooting, a free throw will be calculated. Errors committed during a play during the legal time on the ball will not require the most severe punishment.