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    Re: 2016-17 NBA Season Thread

    The third straight Pacific Division title for the Golden State Warriors.
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    Re: 2016-17 NBA Season Thread

    As of March 20, 2017...

    Teams that clinched playoff spots
    West: GSW, SAS, HOU
    East: CLE

    Teams that are eliminated from playoff contention
    West: LAL
    East: BKN
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    What's everyones take on the whole resting players thing going on now?

    It seems like the league and players are tone deaf on this. It's pretty clear that there's too many regular season games and sitting the stars is the only way to circumvent that, but doing so comes at the expense of fans. This may take a work stoppage to fix but there should only be like 70 games max. Same for hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    What's everyones take on the whole resting players thing going on now?

    It seems like the league and players are tone deaf on this. It's pretty clear that there's too many regular season games and sitting the stars is the only way to circumvent that, but doing so comes at the expense of fans. This may take a work stoppage to fix but there should only be like 70 games max. Same for hockey.
    I think this is 100% the fault of owners, pushing too many games. Instead of 82 games, it should be 72. But they won't let go of the extra revenue so you have players & coaches taking the mater into their own hands. You could say the same about hockey, except that the talent isn't as concentrated and players are easily much tougher & resilient than any other sport except maybe Football. In general NHL players will just grind it out, so instead of a player being a healthy scratch instead he'll just play lethargically and get yelled at by the coach to save himself for the rest of the season & playoffs

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    Re: 2016-17 NBA Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    I think this is 100% the fault of owners, pushing too many games. Instead of 82 games, it should be 72. But they won't let go of the extra revenue so you have players & coaches taking the mater into their own hands. You could say the same about hockey, except that the talent isn't as concentrated and players are easily much tougher & resilient than any other sport except maybe Football. In general NHL players will just grind it out, so instead of a player being a healthy scratch instead he'll just play lethargically and get yelled at by the coach to save himself for the playoffs
    I think we may get to a point where it's feasible they shorten the seasons since most revenue is from TV now not from ticket sales.

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    Re: 2016-17 NBA Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    What's everyones take on the whole resting players thing going on now?

    It seems like the league and players are tone deaf on this. It's pretty clear that there's too many regular season games and sitting the stars is the only way to circumvent that, but doing so comes at the expense of fans. This may take a work stoppage to fix but there should only be like 70 games max. Same for hockey.
    For the coaches and players especially for quality championship caliber teams like the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers, they are resting players for a reason: fresh bodies for the players in their quest for NBA World Championships.

    Sure, it's going to hurt the TV contracts and the fans, but those teams are thinking long term.
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    Re: 2016-17 NBA Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BroadwayBomber55 View Post
    For the coaches and players especially for quality championship caliber teams like the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers, they are resting players for a reason: fresh bodies for the players in their quest for NBA World Championships.

    Sure, it's going to hurt the TV contracts and the fans, but those teams are thinking long term.
    Yes, the coaches are doing what's best for their players and teams long term interests. However when you have fans paying $200+ per ticket to see the stars (and more than any other league, the NBA is a star based league) they can't be shocked that there's backlash.

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