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PostPosted: 11/30/17 4:11 pm    ::: Rule changes for 2018 Reply Reply with quote

http://www.wnba.com/news/wnba-announces-rules-changes-2018-season/

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WNBA Draft: For the first time, teams will be permitted to trade first-round draft picks in successive seasons. From Feb. 1 until the immediately succeeding draft, first-round draft picks in both the immediately succeeding draft and the next draft may be traded.

Prior rule: Teams were required to retain at least one first-round pick in either the immediately succeeding draft or the next draft.


Selection of All-Star Coaching Staffs: The coaching staffs of the teams with the best records in each conference following the Friday games played two weeks before the All-Star Game will serve as All-Star Game coaches.

Prior rule: Provided that the head coach of the prior year’s conference champion remained in that role the following season, she/he served as the All-Star head coach for her/his respective conference.


Free Throw Administration: A delay-of-game penalty will now be assessed if a free-throw shooter ventures beyond the three-point line between attempts.


Adjustment to Concussion Evaluation Process: A rule change intended to promote player health has been approved. As a reminder, if a player is unable to shoot her free throws or participate in a jump ball due to injury, the player is not permitted to return to the game (there is an existing exception for Flagrant 2 fouls). Beginning with the 2018 season, a new exception has been created that is consistent with NBA policy implemented prior to the 2017-18 season. The new rule provides that if a player comes out of the game for a concussion evaluation, completes the locker room evaluation required under the WNBA Concussion Policy and is deemed not to have a concussion, she may then re-enter the game despite having not taken her free throws or participated in the jump ball.



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PostPosted: 11/30/17 5:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Somewhat amazed that a collection of coaches who went through the 2017 WNBA season didn't feel the video review rules needed to be addressed. They either felt last season was acceptable or they're expecting the refs to get better at it on their own. Neither of those is good.



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PostPosted: 11/30/17 5:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Somewhat amazed that a collection of coaches who went through the 2017 WNBA season didn't feel the video review rules needed to be addressed. They either felt last season was acceptable or they're expecting the refs to get better at it on their own. Neither of those is good.


Maybe they liked the free time outs.


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PostPosted: 11/30/17 5:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

miller40 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
Somewhat amazed that a collection of coaches who went through the 2017 WNBA season didn't feel the video review rules needed to be addressed. They either felt last season was acceptable or they're expecting the refs to get better at it on their own. Neither of those is good.


Maybe they liked the free time outs.


Its the worse part of the game today right now hands down !



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PostPosted: 12/01/17 9:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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miller40 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
Somewhat amazed that a collection of coaches who went through the 2017 WNBA season didn't feel the video review rules needed to be addressed. They either felt last season was acceptable or they're expecting the refs to get better at it on their own. Neither of those is good.


Maybe they liked the free time outs.


Its the worse part of the game today right now hands down !


I kinda get why the coaches might not be particularly passionate about it, but I agree it's the worst part of the WNBA today.
From a watchability point of view it really hurts the game, so the league should be taking serious steps towards improving the situation, because it is going to hit them in ticket sales & viewership. i.e. $$$



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PostPosted: 12/02/17 11:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's interesting ... no one likes the video reviews, but think about what would happen if they were eliminated or sharply curtailed: There would be clear evidence of, say, a three being counted as a two, or a player purposely hitting another, and no one would be able to do anything about it, even if there was a timeout directly after the incident and they showed it on TV and the video board three times.

The same complaint is echoed in every other sport, but in the end, I think the consensus is that it's more important to get it right ...



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PostPosted: 12/02/17 12:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Keep the reviews, get rid of foul shots.


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PostPosted: 12/02/17 1:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
It's interesting ... no one likes the video reviews, but think about what would happen if they were eliminated or sharply curtailed: There would be clear evidence of, say, a three being counted as a two, or a player purposely hitting another, and no one would be able to do anything about it, even if there was a timeout directly after the incident and they showed it on TV and the video board three times.

The same complaint is echoed in every other sport, but in the end, I think the consensus is that it's more important to get it right ...

We've had multiple threads and offered multiple perfectly viable solutions for how to fix or improve the video review situation. Very rarely does anyone suggest getting rid of them entirely. We just don't want the viewing experience destroyed by them, or refs saying "oh hold up, let's look at that" in lieu of making an actual call (invariably when no one's made an actual 'hostile act').

It's not like it would be difficult to significantly improve the situation from what we sat through last season.



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PostPosted: 12/03/17 12:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
ClayK wrote:
It's interesting ... no one likes the video reviews, but think about what would happen if they were eliminated or sharply curtailed: There would be clear evidence of, say, a three being counted as a two, or a player purposely hitting another, and no one would be able to do anything about it, even if there was a timeout directly after the incident and they showed it on TV and the video board three times.

The same complaint is echoed in every other sport, but in the end, I think the consensus is that it's more important to get it right ...

We've had multiple threads and offered multiple perfectly viable solutions for how to fix or improve the video review situation. Very rarely does anyone suggest getting rid of them entirely. We just don't want the viewing experience destroyed by them, or refs saying "oh hold up, let's look at that" in lieu of making an actual call (invariably when no one's made an actual 'hostile act').

It's not like it would be difficult to significantly improve the situation from what we sat through last season.


I agree with Richyyy. For the WNBA or for any other sport, the choices aren't simply to have LOTS of reviews that wreck the flow of the game or to do away with reviews entirely.

Moreover, while we've all seen referees' mistakes rightly reversed on review, we've also seen times when video review decisions seemed inexplicable and unconvincing. Human error is reduced thanks to reviews, but it isn't eliminated.



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