5 Fantasy Players Who Are Impacted Most By New NBA Foul Rules



The NBA’s new rules for shooting fouls have introduced a whole new strategy into the game. Players are going to absurd lengths to draw charges or get an advantage over the defense, and it just isn’t working well at all.


The NBA has recently updated its rules to address the issue of shooters and offensive players using moves that aren't actually basketball moves to draw fouls. These non-basketball moves will now either be ruled as no-calls or offensive fouls.

This has caused some major changes to happen in the league, with some big names that are used to be favorited by fantasy managers included. Such as James Harden and Trae Young, etc. With this new rules change, some of them might be impacted on their scoring and FG categories.


Let's have a look who else also in the name list and maybe you should consider when you have chance to draft them.


  • James Harden

  • Trae Young

  • Stephen Curry

  • Chris Paul

  • Luka Doncic


James Harden


James Harden is a basketball genius. He's a consummate offensive mastermind that uses every bit of his physical and mental being to score points. Whether it be a stepback or a drive to the hole, James Harden will light up the scoreboard.


This NBA star has the record for the most made free throws without a miss at 24 out of 9 attempts. He also holds the record for the most free throws made in a season with 1,207, as well as being 13th on the all-time list with 6,574 made and 7,659 attempted. James Harden has an uncanny ability to get to the free throw line, just like LeBron James.

Trae Young


Trae Young has looked less aggressive on the court this year. He’s not attacking the hoop with the same gusto. Last season he made 8.7 free throws per game. The year before he was at 9.3. This season? It’s a career-low so far of 4.8 attempts.


Clearly, he’s frustrated because the calls won't come to him. But he's still doing well. That's good for Hawks fans because it means this is probably how it's going to be until this season's over.

Stephen Curry


The NBA has modified their rules on contact with defensive players who are not under the ball. Last year, Curry would have gotten his free throws, but this season he didn't. This has resulted in the refs calling too many fouls this season on these actions, while many other calls on more dangerous offenses are being missed.


Chris Paul


Chris Paul has been a master of turning the smallest of touches into a clever advantage for years, but this season has been a struggle for him. In fact, this year might have been his worst on the court.


Luka Doncic


Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and James Harden are all worthy of this list. But one thing is for sure, the next time you watch Dallas Mavericks, it will be much easier to see who is the best. With his height and weight, Luka Doncic is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the NBA. His game is so good that he's threatening to break into the top 20 in free throws. But he might have some troubles for repeating the performance in this year.

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