Heres an interesting discussion bout the subjetct.
Some advocating for 44 others for 76.
Ill say i THINK 58 is the perfect number
THose 58 games during the same time span November-April that the current 82 are played.
That is 1 home and one away game against Each team in the league.
This also means that the records of each team will be realisitic regardless of how balanced or unbalanced the Conferences or divisions are.
( well imo in terms of playoffs and lottery all the conference thing should be scrapped but thats not the issue being discussed now.)
58 games means several weeks with just two games for a team and only a couple with three games,
less games may make more affordable for fans to go to the games only 29 times in the season instead of 41.
Also fans that also like nhl or nfl may be able to attend the games since there are less games, less money to be spent less time to be spent.
both things may raise the incomes from tickets by filling the arenas instead of playing more games in half deserted ones.
The show woudl also be benefited as in :
Less game means every game is worht more and more important wich makes loses matter more and wins matter more, so more exciting games.
more time to COACH/TRAIN team abilitys and tactics and players skiks wich means , quicker adaptation of rookies ( with no rookie wall), better and more fluid team play instead of so much isolation.
Injurys less likely, allowing the stars to be on the court for more minutes and giving a better show.
The only thing that woudl suffer would be of coruse the book records, yep with so little game maybe player x does not become the top scorer ever, or the top rebounder ever, or whatever.
But you know? this is a TEAM game and Stats SUCK SALTY balls.
I want 58 good games better than 82 boring ones.
I want all the playoff teams with their full stranght roster with RESTED plaeyrs instead of worn out players and injured stars distorting playoff resulsts.
Soż? what do you think? How many?