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Old 08-09-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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looks like the nba is listening to the coaches (like pop) about players needing rest.

https://www.poundingtherock.com/2017...esting-players

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Some of the new improvements include:

Eliminating stretches of four games in five days and 18 games in 30 days.

Reduction of five games in seven nights to just 40 instances across (1.3 per team), down from last year when it was on the schedule 90 times (three per team).

Reduction in number of back-to-backs to 14.9 per team, down from 16.3 per team. In all, 40 back-to-backs have been eliminated from last season.

Reduction of single-game road trips by 17 percent.

Reduction in single-game road trips over 2,000 miles by 67 percent; there are only 11 of them on schedule.

Increase in weekend games from 549 to 568, much of the boost coming on Saturdays. Previously the NBA avoided Saturdays and Sunday afternoons during football season to dodge conflicts.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Thanks for posting. The NBA hopes this will encourage less resting of players but I'm sure we'll still see plenty. I think it will lead to fewer bad games, the kind where teams look beaten and exhausted from the tip.

But imagine doing this complex scheduling without advanced computing? Good grief, it would be hard.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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All changes sound good. The last one I'm not sure how much of an impact it would have in ratings; the NFL is seeing decreased ratings so may not be as bad as it seems.
Anyone know when the schedule will be released?
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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All changes sound good. The last one I'm not sure how much of an impact it would have in ratings; the NFL is seeing decreased ratings so may not be as bad as it seems.
Anyone know when the schedule will be released?
i think the nba's popularity is growing dispite the rumors.
guys like james, leonard, curry, thomas and durant etc are creating a bit more of a following.


i think the schedules come out end of this month or early next month
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Now when they rest players they will get even more rest. I don't see teams changing their approaches much based on these new changes.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I actually liked the compacted schedule. It puts more emphasis on the entire team.

Either your whole team is ready to play - or you wear out your starters - or your starters need to learn to play more efficiently.

All of the players from years and decades past must be shaking their heads.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The game is a lot faster and more intense than it was in past decades, requiring more athleticism and energy. Go watch those old videos and see how much more relaxed the game was with post play and such. A coach whose team is playing four games in five days is going to rest players on that fifth day to avoid injury and would be a fool to do otherwise.
I also read about pitch counts in baseball and fans pointing out how many they threw in the old days. The only modern manager I know who didn't care about wearing down his pitchers was Dusty Baker, and most of his young pitchers ended up hurt. Times change, and coaches need to change with them.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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i think the schedules come out end of this month or early next month
They released the national games for the first few days:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXoRfPfF...n&taken-by=nba
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