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Examining the State of Hack-A-Shaq

Apr 22, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) shoots a free throw during the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Last Thursday, it appeared that the NBA would find a way to eliminate Hack-a-Shaq this summer. The main concern was the impact on length of games, and simply charting free throws and game duration shows that concern to be legit.1 After… Continue Reading