Aucune équipe de NBA n’aura à disputer quatre matches en cinq jours sur la saison 2017-2018. Une mesure destinée à limiter l’usure physique des joueurs.
By publishing the full program of the 1230 matches of the upcoming season, the North American Basketball League has revealed that no NBA team would play four games in five days over the 2017-2018 season. This measure is intended to limit the physical wear and tear of players.
This is the first time in the history of the NBA that such a measure is put in place with the aim of sparing the organization of the players, very solicited throughout the competition. In addition, each team will only play an average of 14.4 games the day after another match against 16.3 in the past season.
The need to keep teams in shape during the regular season, which lasts more than six months, has become an emergency for NBA leaders. The coaches of the high-tech teams often choose to rest their stars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry in order to be sure that they would be ready and fit for the final stages.
The absence of stars is detrimental not only for the spectators, who pay high prices for their tickets, but also for the television channels partners. ABC and ESPN recently paid $ 24 billion for the right to broadcast the League matches. The start of the 2017-2018 season on October 17th will feature two enticing posters: Golden State Warriors, title contenders, Houston Rockets, and Cleveland Cavaliers, finalists, facing the Boston Celtics, The remake of the Eastern Conference final.
Two outsourced matches have already been announced: Miami Heat-Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City on December 9, and the Philadelphia 76ers against the Celtics on January 11 in London.