Use More Technology
The modern NBA is full of cool new technology. Several teams are using sensors to monitor the arch and rotation of a shot and provide real-time feedback to players. There is no reason the NBA can’t install some simple sensors to improve calls.
For example, basic technology could assess whether a shot was taken behind the 3-point line or not (some broadcast television coverage has experimented with this in which the 3-point line lights up on screen if the shooter’s toes are behind the line). That same technology could determine if the ball was in or out of bounds (think tennis – it works for them and that is a three-inch ball flying at one hundred miles an hour the moment it hits the line).
These technologies can also be used to determine if a player commits a lane violation.
This stuff isn’t risky or futuristic. It’s pretty mundane technology in a pretty pedestrian application much of which has already been utilized in both other professional sports and other levels of basketball.
The NBA could easily test this out in the G League and try to take more and more of the human element out of the games. They should try to eliminate as many of these straightforward challenges as they can and allow the officials to focus on doing fewer things better.