The NBA Board of Governors has passed three rule changes for the upcoming season.
The changes are as follows:
The NBA also passed an increase in retirement benefits for general managers, coaches, trainers, and senior basketball executives, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Currently, the shot clock resets to 24 seconds after an offensive rebound, and it resets to 14 seconds only after a defensive foul is called with 13 seconds or fewer remaining.
Though there is no mention of the reported simplified definition of clear-path fouls, the current ruling gives the offensive player two free throws and possession if:
The final change is to the NBA's definition of a "hostile act" to trigger video replay for a referee. The current definition outlines any situation "when a player intentionally or recklessly harms or attempts to harm another player with a punch, elbow, kick, or blow to the head."
The rule changes were presented in front of the board of governors on Friday and were initially recommended in August.