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The NBA is constantly optimizing and changing its set of rules. A new rule change allegedly being considered would likely attract the ire of several star players if passed.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the league’s competition committee met today to consider a rule change to “limit unnatural movements in jump shots that players use to commit fouls”. As Woj notes, this proposal would have a major impact on James Harden and Trae Young in particular.

Both Harden and Young make a living committing fouls by getting their defender in the air or on their hip and themselves Lean into them to make contact. It’s a practice that drives opposing players, coaches, and fans insane, but is very effective for both players.

Sources: The NBA’s Competition Committee met on Monday to investigate further rule changes to include unnatural movements Limit jump shots that players use to draw fouls. The NBA wants to keep players – including stars like Trae Young, James Harden – from leaning back and to the side to commit fouls.

While Young and Harden will be particularly hard hit, behind the scenes this is called a league-wide issue, says Wojnarowski.

Young and Harden are both still alive in these playoffs, but the ability of many other players – like Luka Doncic – to make this kind of contact under the current rules has been around for a long time at the center of the league discussion.

The Competition Committee’s plan is to speak to league executives about specific ways to enforce this new rule and put them to a vote on the Board of Governors later this summer.

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