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sheesh
03-19-2016, 03:47 PM
The NBA complains when guys like Popovich rest healthy players in the regular season. There have even been rumblings of discipline for teams that don't play the most well known players.

What a joke. Teams have no problem sitting their players because the regular season doesn't mean jack ****. That's what happens when the greedy NBA executives decide to have more than half of the teams in the league make the playoffs.

Who gives a flying **** about the 82 game regular season when the regular season is meaningless by default? The amount of teams making the playoffs renders the regular season a pointless money grab.

Can you imagine the MLB doing this to teams? Hell no, in baseball the mangers plays who the F he wants to play. And the regular season actually still means something (although more wild cards is even diluting MLB) at this point.

Stupid NBA.

5ass
03-19-2016, 03:50 PM
Djibouti.

Scoots
03-19-2016, 04:31 PM
The NBA doesn't care. The fans care because the media says they should care and the NBA humors the fans.

Players get rest in MLB and NHL and nobody complains. The NBA is just growing up.

The plan is to get every team to have a D-league affiliate, then expand the rosters to 17-20 players (with the additional players being in the D-league) and allow for more movement up and down to the D-league so rest is planned in and doesn't leave teams short handed.

europagnpilgrim
03-19-2016, 04:32 PM
The NBA complains when guys like Popovich rest healthy players in the regular season. There have even been rumblings of discipline for teams that don't play the most well known players.

What a joke. Teams have no problem sitting their players because the regular season doesn't mean jack ****. That's what happens when the greedy NBA executives decide to have more than half of the teams in the league make the playoffs.

Who gives a flying **** about the 82 game regular season when the regular season is meaningless by default? The amount of teams making the playoffs renders the regular season a pointless money grab.

Can you imagine the MLB doing this to teams? Hell no, in baseball the mangers plays who the F he wants to play. And the regular season actually still means something (although more wild cards is even diluting MLB) at this point.

Stupid NBA.

Pop wasn't resting Duncan in his rookie year or year five or 10 in the manner which he does now, same with MLB, Jeter wasn't resting in his early years but as they age they get days off and rightfully so, ARod was playing daily until recent hip replacement and other problems, age does this


the mlb is 162 games and its plenty of elders who get days off, the media just made it a phenom to put out there but there is nothing wrong with guys resting, if the regular season didn't mean nothing why wouldn't Pop and others rest the guys and get a 8th seed and try to make a title run every year? they position themselves a top 2 seed and pick and choose, depth allows that more often time than not

they may not give a damn about a certain 5 stretch of games if its against mediocre teams but overall all teams who are positioned to have a shot to win a title cares, alot

sheesh
03-19-2016, 04:39 PM
Pop wasn't resting Duncan in his rookie year or year five or 10 in the manner which he does now, same with MLB, Jeter wasn't resting in his early years but as they age they get days off and rightfully so, ARod was playing daily until recent hip replacement and other problems, age does this


the mlb is 162 games and its plenty of elders who get days off, the media just made it a phenom to put out there but there is nothing wrong with guys resting, if the regular season didn't mean nothing why wouldn't Pop and others rest the guys and get a 8th seed and try to make a title run every year? they position themselves a top 2 seed and pick and choose, depth allows that more often time than not

they may not give a damn about a certain 5 stretch of games if its against mediocre teams but overall all teams who are positioned to have a shot to win a title cares, alot

Teams in the NBA take nights off all the time. The Spurs win a lot of games in the regular season every year. Not because they're going flat out. They just execute and have depth. And even if they try to win every last game it's still a pointless and meaningless thing to do. Most of the league makes the playoffs. The reward for going full blast for 82 games is one extra home game which isn't enough of an incentive to go max effort every game like they do in MLB. The point of the NBA regular season is to get 1 extra home game. The point of the MLB regular season is just make the damn playoffs. Quite a difference.

Teams in the MLB do not and cannot afford to pack it in on a certain night. There just aren't enough playoff spots for that.

JasonJohnHorn
03-20-2016, 12:41 PM
Comparing baseball to basketball is like comparing basketball to football.

Some teams play two games in one day with baseball. The only player on a baseball team who really needs time to recoup is the pitcher (and maybe the catcher). Everybody else is standing around, takes a few swings with a bat. I'm saying it doesn't require skill and hard work, but it's not like you have a heart rate over 150 for the better part of 2.5 hours.

You play basketball, you get tired. It's why teams who have back-to-back games have much lower winning percentage on the second game than games after days when they resting.

Football is even more of a killer. Guys need a few days to recover.


The issue isn't that the regular season doesn't matter; it's that the schedule is tight.

The league has it set up so that every team visits every city once: that is 58 games right there. Then they have more divisional/conference play to decide seeding in a conference and build/foster rivalries.

82 games seems reasonable. They just need to extend it slightly; start a couple weeks early and and a week or two later to create more space and less back-to-back games.