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Old 06-17-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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Im not referring to the last week or 2 of the season, where the rest is actually beneficial and lets them heal from any injuries for playoffs after they have their position in the standings set. Im speaking of days off in November-March.


How exactly did taking days off not prevent all the injuries that ruined this years playoffs.

No amount of rest would have prevented Rondo from hurting his thumb and the Bulls taking down Boston.

Blake Griffin went out and the Clippers were done.

Tony Parker and Kwahi Leonard go down and pretty much turn what would have been a great series into a sweep and Spurs players are always well rested.

Lebron led the league in minutes and was a monster in the playoffs.


The point of all this is that no amount of days off in the regular season can prevent a freak injury on any given play come playoff time.
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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Im not referring to the last week or 2 of the season, where the rest is actually beneficial and lets them heal from any injuries for playoffs after they have their position in the standings set. Im speaking of days off in November-March.


How exactly did taking days off not prevent all the injuries that ruined this years playoffs.

No amount of rest would have prevented Rondo from hurting his thumb and the Bulls taking down Boston.

Blake Griffin went out and the Clippers were done.

Tony Parker and Kwahi Leonard go down and pretty much turn what would have been a great series into a sweep and Spurs players are always well rested.

Lebron led the league in minutes and was a monster in the playoffs.


The point of all this is that no amount of days off in the regular season can prevent a freak injury on any given play come playoff time.
Lebron wasn't even top 20 in the league in minutes.
2016-17 NBA Leaders | Basketball-Reference.com

Griffin averaged 1 mpg more this season than last and has a history of injury.

Leonard averaged more minutes per game than any time in his career, and his injury had nothing to do with fatigue and everything to do with a questionable closeout by a defender with a history of questionable plays.

Your argument makes no sense.
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Obviously rest does not prevent all injuries, especially the sort that happened to Leonard (or Blake Griffin when he hurt his hand punching a guy). That said, any player will tell you that collisions and accidents often happen when a player is fatigued.


Where rest really helps is in overuse type injuries. As a distance runner, I was always told by coaches not to do more than 2-3 intense workouts per week, or there would be an overtraining effect. Overtraining results in reduced performance, overuse injuries, and increases susceptibility to illness. NBA players average 3.5 games per week during the regular season, so they are over the limit.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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Lebron wasn't even top 20 in the league in minutes.
2016-17 NBA Leaders | Basketball-Reference.com

Griffin averaged 1 mpg more this season than last and has a history of injury.

Leonard averaged more minutes per game than any time in his career, and his injury had nothing to do with fatigue and everything to do with a questionable closeout by a defender with a history of questionable plays.

Your argument makes no sense.
Lebron averaged 37.8 mins a game which was #1, he just had many days off why overall he wanst 1st.

My point is any given game on any given play can result in an injury no matter how many days you took off. Leonard could have sat out 80 games and it still wouldn't prevent him from landing on Zaza's foot.
A sprained ankle, quad rupture by Parker were freak accidents and could happen regardless if they were given a day off or not.

If fans are going to be paying big money to see certain teams and stars only to show up to see them in a suit for the night. I hope next yr this issue is addressed or doesnt carry over.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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Lebron averaged 37.8 mins a game which was #1, he just had many days off why overall he wanst 1st.

My point is any given game on any given play can result in an injury no matter how many days you took off. Leonard could have sat out 80 games and it still wouldn't prevent him from landing on Zaza's foot.
A sprained ankle, quad rupture by Parker were freak accidents and could happen regardless if they were given a day off or not.

If fans are going to be paying big money to see certain teams and stars only to show up to see them in a suit for the night. I hope next yr this issue is addressed or doesnt carry over.
Minutes don't work that way.
By that match, I could get in a game and play the whole game and"average" 48 minutes.
The minutes leader is based on totals. And by that match Lebron isn't even top 20.

He also only missed 8 games all season.

You don't get it, yet freak accidents happen, but it is scientifically proven that rest reduces injury. Period. As was stated, fatigue leads to injury. Even minor injuries add up
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