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NBA would punish fouls that cut off fast breaks

A new rule would give a free kick and possession of the ball to the affected team.

Intentional fouls that thwart fast breaks would be punished by the NBA.

In its eagerness to offer a good show, the league seeks to preserve the counterattacks that excite the fans so much.

In this sense, a change of norm that would punish the action is discussed. The team receiving the foul would receive a free kick and possession of the ball.

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The new rule would be approved next July, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The NBA is constantly reviewing itself and evaluating improvements.

Last summer they chose to take a radical turn regarding shooting fouls, which were used by many to continually go to the free-throw line.

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