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Steve Kerr is feeling much more positive about his team’s regular-season schedule than he was a year ago. “I have zero complaints about our schedule and I think it’s really a tribute to the work that Adam and the league do with the players and the union to try to work together to put together the best possible product for our fans,” Kerr told 95.7 The Game’s Damon Bruce. “Everything just checks out. Kerr’s comments were in stark contrast to his views from last season, when he referred to the Warriors’ schedule as “insane,” and said it forced him to rest several key players to avoid injury.
With an expanded calendar as part of its new collective bargaining agreement, the NBA has taken the most aggressive measures to date to build rest into its schedule. In a memo given to teams this week, the league outlined how it hopes to reduce the stresses of travel and give players a chance to recover more than in the past. This is a proactive measure aimed at both player safety and to reduce the number of games in which teams rest healthy players. After a series of high-profile players didn’t play in major matchups last season, the new schedule protects key national television matchups to make sure teams aren’t playing on back-to-back nights.
1 week ago via ESPN
With an expanded calendar as part of its new collective bargaining agreement, the NBA has taken the most aggressive measures to date to build rest into its schedule. In a memo given to teams this week, the league outlined how it hopes to reduce the stresses of travel and give players a chance to recover more than in the past. This is a proactive measure aimed at both player safety and to reduce the amount of games where teams rest healthy players.
1 week ago via ESPN