Playoffs Rumors

If both series end in sweeps, the league, its sponsors and TV partners will be faced with an eight-day gap between the end of the Eastern Conference finals and Game 1 of the Finals. “I think that’s too long,” the Warriors’ Draymond Green said Monday. “Maybe it’ll be good to rejuvenate a little bit, but I think you could rejuvenate with five or six days, as opposed to [eight].” As a result, league officials explored moving up the start of the Finals to June 2 in the event of two sweeps. But network TV commitments, hotel inventory, international travel and other factors made it logistically unfeasible.