NBA players are finding themselves in a space jam — new restrictions on players’ movements are resulting in far more fouls this season than ever before. This year, the NBA has cracked down on “delay-of-game” tactics, i.e. holding the ball or redirecting it immediately after making a basket. While a long-standing rule of basketball, most referees have let offences slide until officials stepped up their game this year. Last season, whistles blew for only two delay-of-game fouls. At the moment, the score is 83 and counting.
Source: NY Times