Adam Silver Rumors
Silver took no issue with the construction or quality of the Warriors. He expects other franchises to keep up. “Rather than focusing on the top of the league, we should be focusing on the rest of the league,” Silver told The Post before Game 4. “Rather than talking about how to break up or knock down a championship-caliber team, my focus should be on how we do a better job developing more great players in this league.”
Adam Silver: “My answer is, let’s create more great teams, rather than completely focus on one incredible team and whether that’s seemingly unfair to the other team. I think it’s the nature of competition. Ultimately, it’s about raising the bar for all the teams in this league and celebrating excellence.”
He wants to change the NBA’s age-limit rule, primarily to develop more skilled, prepared players entering the league. “Draymond, four years in college. Steph and Klay spent three years in college,” Silver said. “So what does that say? The message is, it doesn’t mean that we should absolutely raise the minimum age. It just means that what we should is focus on, is there something about the way they were developed that turned them into such great players? My answer is, let’s create more great teams.”
Adam Silver was asked whether the NBA may put a set of rules into play to restrict teams from resting players. The NBA’s broadcast partners and fans were upset with how teams rested healthy players. “We’re not ready to go there yet,” said Silver. “We had a conference call with the competition committee earlier today, and as I had said the other day, where we’re heading is the adoption of a set of guidelines that will be in place for next season which will strongly recommend that the extent players are rested, they’re rested at home and not rest multiple starters on the same night. “Let’s see how that plays out. “I’m reluctant to get into the business of directing these great coaches on minutes because players are often injured during the season but not to the point where they otherwise can play but maybe shouldn’t play but it’s a function of league doctors versus team doctors on how healthy a player is and whether it’s appropriate the player be out on the floor on that night.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league’s competition committee had a conference call Friday to lay out guidelines that will “strongly recommend” to teams that players rest only for home games and that multiple starters do not rest on the same night.