This week 14 years ago, the NBA Board of Governors approved several playing rules modifications for the 1999-2000 season. The modifications had been recommended by a special committee of current and former players, general managers, coaches and other basketball experts the previous June and were tested in several NBA summer leagues. Among the rule changes: the 24-second shot clock would be re-set to 14 seconds if certain violations occur with less than 14 seconds remaining.
Got a fantastic basketball blog piece that you want featured on Hoops Rumors? Send your submissions to HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the web..
- Celtics Hub can't wait to get rid of the former Nets that came over in the blockbuster.
- Posting And Toasting looks for silver linings in the J.R. Smith situation.
- The Brooklyn Game wants you to get to know the Pelicans a little better.
- Silver Screen And Roll explores the Lakers and the novelty of losing.
- Rufus On Fire looks at some potential lineups.
- Red94 asks how the Rockets will beat the Atlantic Division.
- The Two Man Game goes over the money plays.
- Cavs The Blog sizes up the Celtics and 76ers.
- 48 Minutes Of Hell supports the Spurs' deals for Tiago Splitter and Manu Ginobili.
- Blazers Edge asks if analytics enhance the NBA experience.
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