A few weeks ago, there was a report that the NBA was considering making the All-Star break longer. They've gone ahead and done that, according to multiple reports.
NBA's experiment with extended All-Star break worked into '14-'15 schedule. For teams, minimum break between games is 8 days; some longer.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 13, 2014
Sneak peek 5: New longer All-Star break has Celts hosting Atlanta Feb 11 and not playing again until Feb 20 in Sacramento.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) August 13, 2014
Adam Silver has said that players have asked him about making the mid-February break a bit longer, and he's clearly listened to them. It's a logical move in a long season, even if it means a few more back-to-backs during the year.