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NBA notes: League may give refs more replay rights

Published April 25, 2014 9:23 pm

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New York • After further review, the play stands as called.

Not because it was right, but because referees weren't allowed to determine it was wrong.

NBA officials were already considering expanding referees' instant replay options before two key plays in this postseason couldn't be changed even after refs saw them on the monitor.

For now, the rules are clear about what referees can look at. But Commissioner Adam Silver said the league will "inevitably" reach a point where they can do more.

Silver's comments to a group of Associated Press Sports Editors came hours before Atlanta's Jeff Teague tossed in a wild 3-pointer as he dribbled left with the shot clock winding down and the Hawks leading Indiana by six.

When officials later reviewed the shot to see if Teague was behind the arc, it was clear he had first stepped out of bounds before shooting. As Indiana players screamed for the basket to be overturned, referee Tony Brothers explained that it couldn't be.

NBA Draft

• Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary is entering the NBA draft, saying he had little choice after testing positive for marijuana during an NCAA tournament he couldn't play in because of an injured back and because he was facing a one-year ban.

• National champion UConn is losing one junior star to the NBA draft, while another says he is staying with the Huskies. Forward DeAndre Daniels has filed the necessary paperwork with the NBA and will forgo his senior season of eligibility. Guard Ryan Boatright will return next season.

• Kentucky twin freshman guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison will return for a second season to a stocked Wildcats squad coming off an NCAA championship appearance. Both had been mentioned as possible NBA first-round draft picks after leading Kentucky's march through the NCAA tournament.

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