NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams sitting players for regular season games.

The rules will be in place by the start of the 2017-18 season, and there will be consequences for teams that do not adhere to them.

The move is designed to appease fans and the NBA's business partners.

“There is an expectation among partners that teams are going to act in appropriate ways, (and) find, as I said, that right balance between resting on one hand and obligations to fans and partners on the other,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver told reporters at his April news conference.