Here are the major rules they used at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore (where Three-a-side half-court basketball successfully debuted, according to the OPs article):
Only half of the basketball court is used for the game.
Each team consists of 3 players and 1 substitute.
Game time: Two 5-minute periods or a team scores 33 points or more, whichever comes first. If tied at the end of regulation, 2-minute overtimes are used until the tie is broken or a team reaches 33 points.
Team must attempt a shot for goal in 10 seconds.
Ball must be taken out of the 3-point line and touched by 2 teammates (ball receiver/dribbler and 1 other teammate) before a shot can be attempted.
10 second shot clock? lol thats freaking awesome. thats a crazy fast-paced game.
And it looks like there is some kind of rule where you have to clear the ball back to the three point line. I hope its a check back on every possession. including steals and airballs.
Yeah, that's a good rule up there. So the ball not only has to be checked back, but when it is it's got to passed to someone after that, so no just grabbing a rebound and kicking it out for a three at that point.
I feel like there should be multiple USA teams for 3v3, kind of like how there are multiple US swimmers and track athletes. I think the US 3 man team would be too good, and wouldn't have any competition. With two US teams, that would be fun to watch.
I really like this idea. It'd open up a whole new aspects of the game. It would be interesting to see if some of the players' weakness would be exposed. Of course expect a lot of overreaction if that were to happen.
Going out on a limb here, but I think LeBron wouldn't be as effective in a short-handed half court game.
Cool, maybe eventually they can take some of the crappy NBA rules and take it to 3v3, and restore the NBA to real basketball. Casual fans can watch 3v3 and basketball fans watch the NBA, everybody wins.