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The NBA announced its new policy for resting players in the 2017-18 season. The rules state teams are prohibited from resting healthy players for any "high-profile, nationally televised game." A violation of this could result in a fine of at least $100,000, and absent of unusual circumstances teams should not rest multiple healthy players when playing on the road. While this policy could help, it's still very likely NBA teams will be resting their guys unless it's a national TV game.

Sep 28 - 6:49 PM

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Competition Committee has recommended the NBA's proposal on Draft Lottery reform, sending it to the Board of Governors for a vote on Sept. 28. Woj notes that the proposed reform would begin with the 2019 draft. The most significant change would be the three teams with the worst records sharing a 14 percent chance to win the lottery. Under the current format, the team that finishes the regular season with the worst record has a 25 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick. The second and third worst teams have 19.9 percent and 15.6 percent odds, respectively.

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The NBA's competition committee will reportedly discuss lottery reform later this week. The proposal being floated by the league would award the three highest lottery seeds with 14 percent odds to win the lottery, as opposed to the current system that gives 25 percent odds to the No. 1 seed, 19.9 percent odds to the No. 2 seed and 15.6 percent odds to the No. 3 seed. After that, the odds would decrease at a 1-2 percent difference between lottery teams, all in an effort to reduce the incentives for tanking in any form. The vote for this proposal could occur during the Board of Governors meeting in late-September, and if passed, would put the new system in place in 2019.

USA Today

Sep 11 - 2:26 PM

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The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2017-18 season. For the first time in NBA history, no team will be going through the gauntlet of playing four games in five nights, and there will also be a 12 percent reduction in back-to-back sets, which will hopefully result in fewer injuries and random rest days around the league. The NBA also protected their nationally televised games by ensuring that no team will be on a back-to-back set or be going through a five games in seven nights scenario.

Turner

Aug 14 - 6:28 PM

Adam Silver    C  Player

 

 

The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2017-18 season. For the first time in NBA history, no team will be going through the gauntlet of playing four games in five nights, and there will also be a 12 percent reduction in back-to-back sets, which will hopefully result in fewer injuries and random rest days around the league. The NBA also protected their nationally televised games by ensuring that no team will be on a back-to-back set or be going through a fifth game in seven nights scenario.

Turner

Aug 14 - 6:28 PM

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The Christmas Day schedule includes the 76ers at Knicks, Cavaliers at Warriors, Wizards at Celtics, Rockets at Thunder and Wolves at Lakers. The Knicks still get their national game despite how they are not expected to be very good, but at least we get The Process at noon EST to start this slate. As expected, we get a Finals rematch on Christmas for the third consecutive year, and we get a look at the three teams all making big moves this summer: Rockets, Thunder and Celtics.

Aug 10 - 6:06 PM

Adam Silver    C  Player

 

 

NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today. The rules are expected to be in place for the 2017-18 season and there will be consequences for teams that don't adhere to those rules. The NBA is doing all they can on their end with an earlier start in the season, no more four games in five nights, no more months with at least 18 games, cutting down on single-game road trips, and dropping the total number of back-to-backs. The new rules are going to be tough to enforce, so it's not likely going to be a stiff penalty for violators.

USA Today

Aug 10 - 3:04 PM

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Adam Silver said that Seattle will be on the "short list" of cities he'll look at if/when the NBA "seriously" considers thinking about expansion. "I don’t want to put a precise timeline on it, but it’s inevitable at some point we’ll start looking at growth of franchises," said Silver. "That’s always been the case in this league, and Seattle will no doubt be on a short list of cities we’ll look at." In order to the Supersonics to get resurrected as an NBA franchise, they'll first need to find a place in Seattle to build a new arena, which comes with a litany of logistical issues. In other words, this isn't something that will happen anytime soon.

NBC Sports

Jul 26 - 12:09 PM

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The NBA has moved the trade deadline for the 2017-18 season to February 8. The league will be moving the deadline to the second Thursday before the All-Star break, thus ending the awkwardness of players having to hear about trade rumors throughout All-Star weekend. This also could be seen as a good thing for fantasy hoops, as it gives players who get traded more time to get acclimated to their new surroundings.

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Shawn Dawson will reportedly play for the Rockets' summer league team. Dawson tried to make his way onto an NBA squad via the summer league route last year but ended up getting waived during training camp. The Rockets already have a lot of depth in their backcourt, so Dawson will really need to impress during summer league to earn himself a camp invite.

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