The NBA added a rule stopping “take” fouls to encourage scoring.
This yr, “take” fouls — fouling to cease a transition alternative with out making a play within the ball — are punished like a technical foul. The opposing workforce will get one free throw, by their alternative of shooter, and possession. However in response to Donovan Mitchell, stopping scoring wasn’t the one cause for take fouls.
“I got here from a corporation the place we did it on a regular basis; we most likely led the league,” Mitchell informed The Ringer.“If you happen to’re drained and also you want a break, you undoubtedly need that take foul. We did that loads in Utah.”
Certainly, Mitchell did it 31 occasions final season, the second-most within the NBA. His Jazz did lead the league by a big margin, averaging greater than two take fouls each sport.