Though there are no major rule changes this season NBA referees have been ordered to make more foul calls that will allow for an increased offensive freedom for its players. This new move is an attempt to curb the NBA’s continuous scoring downturn.
Any contact from the midcourt to the free-throw line extended and areas along the baseline toward the basket will be called a foul. This includes forearms.
http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/basketball/9604483.htm?1c I still have a hard time believing he leaves LA (if he comes back at all) but if he's at 100% and he signs with either of these two (or Miami, who's also courting him)