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2021: Are injuries increasing?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rocket River, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Rocket River

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    Nurkic and Hayward seem to be made out of paper mache.
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    Seems every week someone else is being put on the shelf.

    Rocket River
     
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    players today have to go thru tougher defenses and handchecks, unlike the soft 80s-90s ball.
     
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    lol good one
     
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    What's up with Portland.
    If we had these injuries we'd run K. Jones out of time.

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    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31592404/data-shows-nba-injuries-condensed-season



    Dealing with coronavirus was the priority for the NBA in 2020-21, but as we get to the end of the season, data suggests that the league saw a dramatic increase in injuries not related to COVID.

    Some team health officials said the carry-over effects will drive how they manage player health for next season.

    The average number of players sidelined per game due to injury, non-COVID illness or rest this season was 5.1 (includes both teams), according to ESPN's Kevin Pelton, the highest since he started tracking it in 2009-10. That does not include games missed due to players in the health and safety protocols. The next highest was 4.8 so this season was 5% higher.

    The increase was even more pronounced when focusing on the league's stars. This season's All-Stars missed 370 of a possible 1,944 games (19%), the highest percentage in a season in NBA history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. They missed an average of 13.7 regular season games each this year.

    There were 2,909 games lost to soft-tissue injuries this regular season, according to certified athletic trainer Jeff Stotts, who maintains the most authoritative public injury tracking database that covers the NBA. It's the second-highest figure Stotts has recorded since he began tracking in 2005-06. The most was 3,038 in the 2017-2018 season, which was played in 82 games vs. the 72-game campaign this year.

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    Sources say that the league disagrees that the schedule or short offseason has increased injuries or wear and tear on players or that it has limited the amount of time for rest and recovery. Officials note that in a normal calendar year, teams play 82 games and return after 14 weeks off. Over this two-year period, the average team played 20 fewer games than they would've played in such a stretch and had an additional two months off. Of course, those numbers don't take into account the complicating factors wrought by the pandemic, such as early testing times or other elements tied to COVID protocols.

    Sources said the league is expected to engage general managers and other team staffers on all manner of competitive issues, including the schedule, in a more formal manner in the near future, which will help inform how next season's schedule is impacted.

    "Everyone is a fan of less travel," an NBA GM of a playoff team said.

    But the prospect of a second consecutive short offseason is a topic that many around the league noted even as this season unfolded. The NBA Finals are scheduled to end July 22, with Summer League slated for August and teams potentially resuming training camp in late September before commencing a new season in October.

    In talks between the players association, the league and network partners, the decision was collectively made to return the league's schedule to normalcy as quickly as possible -- a full 82-game slate that starts in October with a Finals the following June -- rather than over a period of several years, league sources said.

    "These two years have certainly been stressful from a lifestyle and mental health standpoint, and we shouldn't overlook that," NBA executive vice president of basketball strategy and analytics Evan Wasch told ESPN. "But from the standpoint of the actual basketball competition, when considering the reduced number of games in each of the last two seasons, and the aggregate amount of time away from the court players will end up having had between the hiatus and the two offseasons, we are not in a worse place in terms of overall wear-and-tear and rest and recovery time than we would have been over a normal two-year stretch."

    "The one thing that plays into this is just how fatigued everybody feels, which as we all know, is not unique to the NBA," NBA senior vice president David Weiss told ESPN. "We're so appreciative of the work that the athletic trainers and the doctors and the contact tracers and everybody who partnered in the health and safety effort of this season. It's unbelievable how hard they had to work this year."
     
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    I have never heard of so many strained hamstrings in my life. What are these guys doing to their legs?
     
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    I wonder how many of these soft-tissue injuries occurred in players that had the Rona.
     
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    The big mistake was reducing # of games, apparently.
     
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    I seriously hate LeBron James more than any athlete of all time. That guy jacks off to his own highlights.
     
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    LeBron was actually the ONLY person in the world who was worried about the short offseason and rushed season affecting the health of the players. What a visionary. He is truly a gentleman and a scholar. We should have listened to him, the only person in the world who was genius enough to predict this.
     
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    perhaps its a side effect of wearing masks and or vaccination or just living in a more fearful and soft world
     
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    Handsome YouTube doctor has settled this debate: although the Kawhi injury happened during a normal basketball play, fatigue caused by a lack of appropriate rest could cause a player's cognitive functioning to misfire making it difficult for the body to effectively protect itself.
     
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    maybe it’s 5G
     
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    now y’all want to diss Dr. Bron for speaking facts…lol
     
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    5G along with if they had the vaccine, then they are now magnets. Constantly having to pull away from metal objects has to create more strain on their bodies right? o_O
     
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    I dissed him because he's making it seem like he was the only one that could have foreseen this and most of all that the NBA should have listened to him. As he does time and time again he's made something all about him when he was never the only one nor the first one.

    The NBA like many businesses around the world lost beaucoup bucks due to Covid and they had to cut some corners and make some sacrifices to recoup some of the lost revenue. The players could have sacrificed significant portions of their salaries to get more rest, but it doesn't seem like they were willing to do that. The estimated profits from starting before Christmas was something like half a billion dollars and there was always the threat of NBA owners activating the force majeure clause to end the CBA. LeBron for one definitely did not offer any of his salary in exchange for an extended break nor did he promote that idea.
     
  20. blahblehblah

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    its y2k!
     
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