1. Playoff Seeding 2. Timeouts 3. Playoff Roster Size http://www.nba.com/news/rulechanges_060802.html Discuss. I'm wondering why the timeout changes. I know they make the end of the game slower, so it seems like it's another attempt to make the game more Fan Friendly. Or the other hand, all the saved up timeouts do seem to ruin the rhythm of the game, much like too many free throws do. Thoughts?