Here is part of the article, the full text is here Why The NBA’s New 3-point Rule is Ridiculous Recently, the NBA’s vice president, Stu Jackson, announced that it would change its rules for the 3-point shot for its developmental league, National Basketball Developmental League (NBDL). The experimental rule, which will be instituted on November 19, will make all field goals worth 2-points, until the final five minutes of regulation and overtime, when the 3-point line will become a factor. This change was inspired by the increasingly low field goal percentages posted in the NBA and college games. The NBA has had a 3-point shot for baskets made from beyond 23 feet, nine inches (22 feet in the corners) since the 1979-80 season, and the number of attempts has steadily risen over the course of the quarter-century in which the rule has been in effect. If you look at the game overall, including the collegiate and high school level, since the inception of the 3-point shot, it’s being taken with an increasing amount of frequency, which in part has driven shooting percentages south, Jackson said. The 3 have become a real focal point of offenses, and we would like to turn the clock back and see what the game is like without it and the effect it has.