NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in late April the league would look into changing 'Hack-a-Shaq' fouls, aka when teams intentionally foul poor free-throw shooters to give the fouling team a possible advantage.
General managers talked about the issue Wednesday and, according to CBS Sports, there's "no overwhelming consensus to change the rules."
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"There is not enough support to change it," one executive in the meeting told CBS Sports. "It's one of those perception is bigger than reality issues."
Players and coaches have weighed in on the issue throughout the postseason. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich put it bluntly when he said, "If someone can’t shoot free throws, that’s their problem."
The Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, who has been the target of most of these fouls, walked out of a news conference when he was asked a question about the strategy. According to league data given to the GMs, Jordan has been on the receiving end of about half of all intentional fouls this season.
Right now executives are just lightly discussing the issue. The competition committee wlll meet in June during the NBA Finals and could bring it back to the surface. If that ha