Silver says new rest guidelines will emphasize rest at home, not multiple stars on same night

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Silver says new rest guidelines will emphasize rest at home, not multiple stars on same night

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Silver says new rest guidelines will emphasize rest at home, not multiple stars on same night


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver knows the NBA is in a tough spot when it comes to rest — the sciences shows players perform better and are less likely to be injured with it, but for an entertainment business to have its biggest stars sitting games out (especially on the road or on national television) is bad optics.

“Back to your point about the science and the data, is that it’s not 82 games, it’s not the length of the season, it’s the time between the games and that there’s a direct correlation between fatigue and injury on the part of the players…” Silver said before Game 1 of these NBA Finals. “We had a good discussion with our teams at our last owners meeting, which was in April, and I think there is a recognition from teams that on one hand a certain amount of resting is just inevitable and appropriate to keep the players healthy, but that they shouldn’t be resting multiple starters on the same night,” Silver said. “And, incidentally, wherever possible, they should rest at home.”

Those concepts are headed to become guidelines from the competition committee to the teams, Silver told Marc Stein on ESPN Radio before Game 4.

“Where we’re heading is the adoption of guidelines that will be in place for next season which will strongly recommend that the extent they rest, they rest at home, and teams also not rest multiple starters on the same night,” Silver said. “Let’s see how that plays out.

“I’m reluctant to get into the business of directing these great coaches on minutes. As you know, players are often injured during the season, not to the point where they otherwise can’t play but maybe shouldn’t play. Then it’s a function of league doctors versus team doctors on how healthy a player is and whether it’s appropriate a player should be on the floor that night.

“I’d like to come up with a system that relies on the good faith of our teams that to the extent rest is necessary — and it is on occasion — that it’s done in an appropriate [manner] but the league executives are not dictating to coaches and GMs precisely what games their players should or shouldn’t be playing in.”

Yes, these are going to be just “guidelines” but the coaches ad GMs will know that if healthy players are rested, if this image problem continues, the guidelines could morph into something teams will like far less.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out next season. Will teams actually rest players at home? Forget that the teams want to make their season ticket holders and sponsors happy, the games at home tend to be spaced out. It’s 0n the road where the back-to-backs and four-in-five-nights come, and that’s where the teams need to rest their players.

Which is to say, the guidelines have to be paired with better, more spaced out scheduling from the NBA to make it all work.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject:

So now pop will make Leonard and co bench players to avoid those guidelines? I do understand that it is bad for the NBAs image and business - but does the league really want to decide openly know who is a star/starter? Do they have stats which player generates most income for the league?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject:

Slippery slope
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject:

By "home" he means players getting rest at their house because they have more days off, correct?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:07 am    Post subject:

I prefer a passive-aggressive approach that punishes teams that rest star players by rigging games against said teams. Who wit me?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject:

22 wrote:
Slippery slope

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject:

22 wrote:
Slippery slope


How come?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:40 am    Post subject:

Silver, make it like a company policy.

You get X days off personal or sick.

That's it. Anything more better be medical/injury related, not "back spasms."

Once they use them up, that's it.

You get paid millions to be out there. You aren't the average joe, people care and pay to see you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
22 wrote:
Slippery slope


How come?


Because it's setting up a situation where the league is telling teams who they need to play & for how long
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject:

dont_be_a_wuss wrote:
By "home" he means players getting rest at their house because they have more days off, correct?


He means at home games because resting star guys on the road deprives those fans from seeing those guys (against the opposite conference, you only play one road game), while there are 41 home games.
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