A professional team.
A star player around which a franchise
Free Agent, Restricted.
An NBA player whose
contract has expired and who has received a "qualifying offer" from his
current club which provides a salary level predetermined by the collective bargaining agreement. While this player
is free to negotiate an offer from a any new team, his current team retains the right
of first refusal to match that offer at least 125% of the player's previous salary or
$250.000 (whichever is greater) within 15 days of another team making an offer, thereby
obligating him to remain with his current team.
Free Agent, Unrestricted.
A player who has completed his 3rd. NBA season (or 4th. season, if his current team exercised
its "option" to have him play for a 4th. year), and have more than 5 years in
the NBA, or he must have been fired ("put on
waivers") and is free to negotiate a contract with other NBA
teams without his current team having a right of first refusal.
An uncontested shot
taken from free throw line, 15 feet -4.60
meters- distant from the backboard.
A successful free throw is worth one point. Fouls shots are awarded when the
opposing teams fouls a player in the
act of shooting, or when the opposing team commits a foul against a team that is already in the "bonus". A player who is fouled while in act of shooting receives two
or three free throws, depending on whether the shot was
taken from inside or outside the three-point
line. Players from the two teams line up alternately on both sides of the free throw lane, with two players from
the team that committed the foul closest to the basket. Also: foul shot.
Free Throw Circle.
The 12-foot circle, sometimes used for jump balls, that is bisected by the free throw line, creating a
dotted semi-circle below the foul line and a solid semi-circle
above the foul line.
Free Throw Lane.
Free Throw Line: "Línea
de Tiros Libres"
Ver: Línea de Tiros Libres
One of the two lines (one at each lane),
16 feet long at NBA, 12 feet at NCAA, 3.60 meters at FIBA and ULEB , and 2 inches wide, marked 19 feet from and parallel
to the baseline (15 feet - 4.60 m
- from the backboard), from
which a player attempts a free
throw. Also: Charity Line; Charity stripe line; Foul Line.
eng - charity line; charity stripe line; foul line; free-shot
line; free-throw line.
spa - línea de tiros libres
fre - ligne de lancer-franc
Free Throw Line Extended.
An imaginary line drawn from the free throw line to the sideline to determine the location of certain throw-ins.
Dribble at a defender, make him guard you before you pass.
See: Keepaway Game.