The matter of resting players in the NBA has become a hot topic of late, particularly following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to site LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers. NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a pointed memo to try and address the situation; James thinks that resting players is only an issue; while San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich understands both sides. But could the matter be more effectively addressed by fixing the league’s schedule?
Part of the league’s concern with teams resting players, particularly for nationally televised games is that there is a lot of money involved with TV rights, ticket-paying fans and advertisers to be considered. And if LeBron James, Steph Curry or any of the NBA’s marquee names sit out a game, all of the fore mentioned are affected. But as pointed out by NBC Sports, perhaps the league can do a better job of scheduling the games, so star players can play during marquee games.
Author: Sports411 –
Published: Thu May 11 2017 20:51:45 GMT-0400 (EDT)