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Too many NBA games and poor scheduling

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by sugrlndkid, Nov 30, 2012.

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How many games should be played in the NBA?

  1. Keep 82 games, with the same scheduling

    24 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Keep 82 games, with no back to backs

    27 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. between 60-70 games

    45 vote(s)
    40.2%
  4. less than 60 games

    16 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. sugrlndkid

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    5. The NBA season should be ____ games.

    Chau: 66 games. Last season wasn't so bad. Now let's try it without the back-to-back-to-backs! This is admittedly a gutless concession. I'm totally willing to give up a few games in the interest of giving players more rest than they're currently getting, but reluctant to sacrifice more, given how heartwarmingly dependable the NBA is in combating our often miserable day-to-day grinds.

    Gordian: About 70. More games means more revenue, and the league will never make a decision that undoubtedly would lower revenue. However, if the commissioner's first concern was ensuring that high-usage superstars were fully healthy for a postseason that is exceptionally long in its own right, he would lower the number of games by about a dozen.

    Mason: 44 Games. All hail the Kevin Arnovitz model, which would give teams more time to rest and prepare and create time for exciting one-and-done tournaments during the season (like they have in European soccer).

    Strauss: I'm with Kevin Arnovitz on this: The NBA season should be 44 games long, with national doubleheaders airing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the remaining 22 games packed into a glorious Wednesday. Imagine how popular basketball could get once people became attuned to when it's on.

    Stein: 70 to 82 games. The purist in me who struggles so badly with change ensures that I will not be the one leading the movement to shorten the regular season. I know everyone said after the lockout that we should start every season on Christmas, but I'm not there yet. I will try to be open-minded, though, when someone smarter than me presents a smart plan for making that adjustment permanent.
     

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