Last Friday, the National Basketball Association agreed to make video replays play a more prominent role in the 2016-2017 NBA season.
The new areas where decisions will be made by referees in the NBA Replay Center will include:
- Foul call that relate to shot clock violations
- End of quarter fouls when a player has a clear path to the basket
Despite these changes, on-court referees will have full control over calls for flagrant fouls and player altercations.
The new NBA season began Tuesday and it will be interested to see how these new rule affect not only the general flow of the game, but the accuracy of calls on the court. Last season, the replay center, based in Secaucus, New Jersey, ruled on 72 percent of all replays with an average review time of 31.9 seconds. This was down from 42 seconds when the reply center debuted in the 2014-15 NBA season.