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A few scheduling details emerge

Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:08 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2011 12:36 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Because the lockout cut all the way deep into November, the NBA will be force to re-do the current schedule. Now, the season will consist of 66 games piled basically into a four and a half month window.

Everyone wants details and finally, a few have found their way out. Via the New York Times, here are a couple scheduling notes:
  • The schedule will run Dec. 25 to April 26.
  • Teams will average 3.9 games a week, up from the usual 3.5. That equals about two extra games a month.
  • Each team will play at least one back-to-back-to-back. The max number of back-to-back-to-backs a team could play is three.
  • Teams will play 48 in-conference games, which is four fewer than normal, and 18 out-of-conference games. Because of that arrangement, not all teams will visit each city. Which is a bummer.
  • Here's a potentially important note: Every second-round playoff series will feature one back-to-back set of games. This is to try and shorten the playoffs since the regular season will be expanding a week and a half. In terms of quality of play at the most important time, having a back-to-back in the postseason is huge. Way to go, lockout.

For the most part, the new schedule won't be all that ridiculous. Not like the 50-game schedule in 1999, at least. Typically, 82 games are squeezed into roughly 165 days. This season, 66 will be pushed into about 120. Two extra games per month isn't that heavy, but the set of back-to-back-to-back games won't be fun.

Any time players are overworked, injuries and quality of play become issues, but that's just the breaks at this point. Yes, the league could have decided to go with 60 or 56 games instead, but getting the max amount of games into a season not only means everyone makes more money, but the season has a bit more credibility to it.

The most important thing: There actually is a schedule.

Category: NBA
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Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:08 pm
 

A few scheduling details emerge

What home school did you drop out of? 3.5 and 3.9 are not percentages, they are the average number of games per week. 3.5 games per week is 50% and 3.9 games per week is 55.7%. If you multiply by approximately 30 days a month, you get roughly 2 extra games a month. Before you WRITE (not right) an article insulting someone else, check your stats.



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:05 pm
 

A few scheduling details emerge

Can't wait till the season begins.  However, back-back-back seems like courting injuries and bad games.  On the other hand back-back during playoffs makes sense because the players are accustomed to it.  Should be in all rounds (too much time off between games).  This could eliminate some of the b-b-b during regular season.  My biggest disappointment is that teams will not play in every city.  While the schedule may be tricky, a schedule that has 25 teams x 2 games (H&A)= 50 and 4 (2H&2A) against each in division = 16 makes for balance and a true sense of fairness in making the playoffs. 



Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 3:19 pm
 

A few scheduling details emerge

Hey Cenation,

When you're talking about averages and percentages, you don't have to round up with numbers like 3.5 and 3.9 for them to be meaningful.  The only time you have to round them off is when you're an idiot trying to grasp how concepts like decimals relate to the real world.  You fail.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:50 pm
 

A few scheduling details emerge

It is going to be an ugly season.  With some of the players out of shape, coupled with a shortened training camp and preseason, and now having to play more than the usual coddlng schedule used to require, players will be dropping like flies.  

It should be interesting to see who is left standing at the end of the year.  
 



Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:10 pm
 

A few scheduling details emerge

you are a moron



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:52 pm
 

A few scheduling details emerge

Said it a million times, and I will say it again...

If you feel NBA players are overpaid, then you hate all professional sports, not only the NBA.. therefore you should not be on this website. 



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:27 am
 

A few scheduling details emerge

Cenation, that was one of the more ignorant comments Ive ever read.


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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:21 am
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Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:08 am
 

A few scheduling details emerge

The Math is correct when you average it out over the season- and your grammar skills suck


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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:53 am
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